5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Centripetal forces
- Territorial morphology
- Below the state boundary
- a a.k.a. attenuated (e.g., Chile, Vietnam,...)
- b internal divisions within a state (e.g., States, counties, municipalities (local self-government))
- c study of states' shapes and their effects
- d forces that unify a state - national culture, shared ideological objectives, common faith,...
- e a state whose government is either believed to be divinely guided or a state under the control of a group of religious leaders (e.g., Iran, Saudi Arabia, Vatican City (Holy See)).
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- a.k.a. prorupt; have an area that extends from a more compact core (e.g, Thailand, India,...)
- (Friedrich Ratzel) (organic theory) study that analyzes geography, history and social science with reference to international politics. States can be viewed as living organisms that need to consume other territories to survive. Gained a negative reputation when Hitler and the Nazis embraced geopolitics to justify their right for lebensraum (living space) because of their racial superiority.
- boundary is actually marked on the ground w/ wall, fence, posts,... (too expensive or impractical for most borders to be demarcated)
- state or territory that is small in both population and area (e.g., Vatican City, Monaco,...)
- laws establishing states' rights and responsibilities concerning the ownership and use of the Earth's waters and their resources.
5 True/False Questions
Multinational state → country with two or more nationalities within its borders (e.g., US, Canada, Russia, Iran,...).
Nation → Incorporation of a territory into another geo-political entity.
Enclave → bounded territory that is part of a state but is separated by the territory of another state (e.g., Alaska, Kalingrad (part of Russia),...)
Genesis → straight-line, unrelated to physical or cultural landscape, lat & long (US/Canada)
Buffer zone (state) → a state that has more than one dominant region in terms of economics or politics (e.g., US (NYC, Wash. D.C.), South Africa (Pretoria = executive capital, Cape Town = legislative cap., Bloemfontein = judicial cap.)