Balance of Power
A condition of roughly equal strength between opposing alliances
Invisible line that marks the extent of a state's territory
A sovereign state that comprises of a town and surrounding countryside
The effort by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles in another territory.
A territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than being completely independent
The boundaries are circular, with the capital at the center. Usually has a good communications, though not very peaceful
A state with a long, narrow shape, poor internal communication-capital in center
Allocates strong power to units of local government within the country
includes several discontinuous pieces of territory
a zone where no state exercises complete political control
Process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose of benefiting the party in power.
Control of territory already occupied and organized by an indigenous society.
lacks a direct outlet to the sea because it is completely surrounded by several other countries
A state that encompasses a very small land area.
a state that completely surrounds another one
An otherwise compact state with a large projecting extension
independence from control of its internal affairs by other states
an area organized into a political unit and ruled by an established government with control over its internal and foreign affairs.
Multiple states ruled over by a single government