mountain ranges tend to harbor areas of great cultural complexity and tensions taht are called
what is a mixed economy
one that mixes characteristics of a command economy with those of a market economy
which of the following is seast likely to be studied by a political geographer
all of the following are good examples of multinational states except
what ultimately proved to be the undoing of the monarchical absolutism and its system of patronage during europes rebirth
growing economic power of merchants
which of the following political organizations of space evolved most recently in world history?
conflicts between the south american countries of chile and bolivia have cntered on the issue of
the first major experiment in the regional supranationalism was undertaken in europe before ww2 and involved the three countries
belgium, luxembourg, and the netherlands
the promotion of the acqusition of wealth through plunder, colonization, and the protection of home industries and foriegn markets during europs rebirth was called
the study of the spatial and territorial dimensions of power relationships within the global political-territorial order is called
which of the following is not a generally accepted creterion for the existance of a liberal democracy
military parcipitation in the political system.
in its application to the european union, which state faced criticisms by some of its opponents for not being "european enough" to gain admission
which of the following is a forward capital
the present number of countries and territories in the world is around
the current canadian governmental organizational structure is bes classified as
at the global scale political geographers study the spatial manifestations of political processes expressed in the organization of territories with permanent population, defined territory and a government. these spatial units are called
according to mackinders heartland theory, the british empire would not last an would be replaced by a
land based power
the european state idea spread throughout the world through
the first political geographer who studied the state in detail was friedrich ratzel who postulated that the state resembles a biological organism. his organic theory identified__________ as a states essential life giving force.
participatin in the united nations serves the useful purpose of committing states to
international standards of behavior
which of the following supranational organizations has the power to establish peace keeping corces in 'hot spots' around the world
according to world systems analysis which of the following countries would be best classified as being in the global economic periphery
to try to reduce the calls for revoultionary seccessions from canada the canadian parliment has given nunavit regions more autonomy, or local control. this situation best represents the geographic concept of
the marshal plan was a post ww2 endeavor by the US to economically revive
the boundaries of modern states are important symbols of
the US and its allies entered Vietnam conflict in part to prevent communist from gaining control of the eurasian periphery, because that control would have led to domination of the world according to some geopolitical thinkers of the time. this justification is most closley associated with which of the following geograpphic concepts?
the most important reasons that singapore is one of the most prosperous states in the world is that it
has a a good relitive location
minority / majority districting is a relitivley new form os
decolonization in africa, south asia, and southeast asia took place mainly
during the second half of th e20th century
______________ is an example of a core country which never had a classical colonial power
one of the powerful impacts of colonialism was the construction of global order charaterized by great differances in
economic and political power
the boundaries of independant african states were drawn at the berlin conference adn were essentially drawn
integration is a process taht allows states to gain political, economic, and social clout by pooling their
the political boundary dividing much of india from china is classified as
physical (or natural)
war broke out between mexico and the US in the mid 19th century in areas where many US citizens had settled and in the 1930's germany invaded czechoslovakia (czech republic now) and poland, areas with german minorities. these examples of expansionism illustrates the concept of
sikhs in india, muslims palestinians in israel, and kurds in iraq are all considered
the peace of westphalia
marked the beginning of the modern state of europe
which of the following i most likely to be a centrifugal force that negativley affects a nation state?
strong separatist movements
which country is nt a permanent member to the UN security council?
the UN is not a world government, but in recent years individual states have asked the UN to do a number of different things, the most expensive of which is_______
egypt and ethiopia have developed a tense relationship over control of water from the nile river. this conflict is best described as which type of boundary dispute?
the median line principle is used to establish boundaries set by
modern day experiments with the transfer of some important powers from central governments to sub-governments encourages the process of
which of the followng concepts is most basic to the study of politics?
the league of nation was created in 1919 as the first international organization taht would include all nations of the world. its success was dealt a serious blow by the failure of which country to join?
the United states
which conclusion can best be drawn from the above three examples?
climate greatly influencec the types of biomes found in different regions.
which of the following generalizations can be made from the above diagram?
altitude has an important impact on the kind of crops grown.
which of the following morphological classifications best describes slovakia?
the shape of south africa, above, is an example of a
the countries shaded gray on the above map are
the newest members of the Europea union