5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Rimland Theory
- a definition is not in dispute, the interpretation is; allows mapmakers to delimit boundaries in various ways
- b straight-line, unrelated to physical or cultural landscape, lat & long (US/Canada)
- c Incorporation of a territory into another geo-political entity.
- d (Nicholas Spykman) mid 20th c. theory that the domination of the coastal fringes of Eurasia (the "rimland") would provide the base for world conquest (not the "heartland").
- e origin-based classification of boundaries
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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.)
- neighbors differ over the way the boundary should function (migration, smuggling) (e.g., US/Mexico)
- developed contemporaneously with the evolution of the cultural landscape (e.g., US/Mexico)
- association of sovereign states (or States) by a treaty or agreement. It deals with issues such as defense, foreign affairs, trade, and a common currency.
- the generally poorer countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America (Cold War to today)
5 True/False Questions
Colonialism → (modern) The attempt by a country to establish settlements and impose political and economic control and principles. Often associated with the European movement beginning in the 16th c., which created unequal cultural and economic relations; also led to massive depopulation due to the spread of disease and through conquest.
-Demarcation → boundary is actually marked on the ground w/ wall, fence, posts,... (too expensive or impractical for most borders to be demarcated)
Heartland Theory → the communist and state-planned countries of the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and China (Cold War)
-Compact → distance from geometric center is similar (e.g., Germany, Hungary,...)
-EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) → a sea zone over which a state has special rights over the exploration and use of marine resources stretching 200 nautical miles from the coast. The country that controls the EEZ has rights to the fishing, whaling, etc., as well as the raw material resources.