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  1. antecedent boundary
  2. centrifugal
  3. periphery
  4. critical geopolitics
  5. devolution
  1. a Forces that tend to divide a country-such as international religious, linguistic, ethnic, or ideological differences
  2. b boundary that was created before the present day cultural landscape developed, i.e., Malaysia/Indonesia on the island of Borneo
  3. c processes that incorporate lower levels of education, lower salaries and less technology; and generate less wealth than core processes in the world economy
  4. d the process whereby regions within a state demand and gain political strength and growing autonomy at the expense of the central government
  5. e process by which geopoliticians deconstruct and focus on explaining the underlying spatial assumptions and territorial perspectives of politicians

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The distance from the geographic center of the area to any point on the boundary does not vary greatly, i.e., Hungary.
  2. A 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
  3. something that indicated bounds of limits
  4. nation that stretches across borders and across states
  5. There are no physical signs on Earth's surface to show that a boundary exists, i.e., Saudi Arabia/Oman

5 True/False Questions

  1. democracysmall portion of land that is separated from the main state, i.e., Kaliningrad/Russia


  2. stateless nationnation that does not have a state


  3. majority-minority districtsin the context of determining representative districts, the process by which a majority of the population is from the minority


  4. reapportionmentprocess by which representative districts are switched according to population shifts, so that each district encompasses approximately the same number of people


  5. capitalismRule by an autonomous power over a subordinate and alien people and place. Although often established and maintained through political structures, colonialism also creates unequal cultural and economic relations. Because of the magnitude and impact of European colonial project of the last few centuries, the term is generally understood to refer to that particular colonial endeavor


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