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5 Matching questions

  1. Cultural political boundary
  2. ability
  3. Peace of Westphalia
  4. religious boundary
  5. stateless nation
  1. a political boundary that separates different cultures, i.e., former Yugoslavia
  2. b Peace negotiated in 1648 to end the Thirty Years' War, Europe's most destructive internal struggle over religion. The treaties contained new language recognizing statehood and nationhood, clearly defined borders, and guarantees of security
  3. c nation that does not have a state
  4. d boundary that separates different religions, i.e., Northern Ireland/Ireland
  5. e In the context of political power, the capacity of a state to influence other states or achieve its goals through diplomatic, economic, and militaristic means.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. state that totally surrounds another state, i.e., Lesotho/South Africa
  2. In political geography, a country's or more local community's sense of propertyand attachment toward its territory, as expressed by its determination to keep it inviolable and strongly defended
  3. portion of a state that is totally surrounded by another state, i.e., Armenian Nagorno-Karabagh
  4. the process whereby regions within a state demand and gain political strength and growing autonomy at the expense of the central government
  5. process by which representative districts are switched according to population shifts, so that each district encompasses approximately the same number of people

5 True/False questions

  1. heartland theoryA geopolitical hypothesis, proposed by British geographer Halford Mackinder during the first two decades of the twentieth century, that any political power based in the heart of Eurasia could gain sufficient strength to eventually dominate the world. Ackinder further proposed that since Eastern Europe controlled access to the Eurasian interior, its ruler would command the vast "heartland" to the east


  2. Subsoilbelow the surface of Earth. Boundaries are vertical planes, not merely lines on a map


  3. compact stateThe distance from the geographic center of the area to any point on the boundary does not vary greatly, i.e., Hungary.


  4. elongated stateA state that is geographicly long and narrow, i.e., Chile


  5. genetic boundarystraight lines that serve as political boundaries that are unrelated to physical and/or cultural differences, i.e., United States/Canadian border


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