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5 Matching questions

  1. stateless nation
  2. genetic boundary
  3. reapportionment
  4. elongated state
  5. majority-minority districts
  1. a in the context of determining representative districts, the process by which a majority of the population is from the minority
  2. b nation that does not have a state
  3. c A state that is geographicly long and narrow, i.e., Chile
  4. d process by which representative districts are switched according to population shifts, so that each district encompasses approximately the same number of people
  5. e how boundaries evolve over time

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. state split in many pieced, i.e., Philippines and Indonesia
  2. in a general sense, associated with the promotion of commercialism and trade. More specifically, a protectionist policy of European states during the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries that promoted a state's economic position in the contest with other countries. The aquisition of gold and silver and the maintenance of a favorable trade balance were central to the policy
  3. the process whereby regions within a state demand and gain political strength and growing autonomy at the expense of the central government
  4. political entity that maintains status as an independent country
  5. state not having direct access to an ocean, i.e., Bolivia

5 True/False questions

  1. multinational statestate with more than one nation within its borders


  2. frontierzone where no state exercises political control i.e., Antarctica and portions of Saudi Arabia


  3. territorial representationthe right of a state to defend soverign territory against incurrsion from other states


  4. critical geopoliticsA subdivision of human geography focused on the nature and implications of the evolving spatial organization of political governance and formal political practice on the Earth's surface. It is concerned with why political spaces emerge in the places that they do and with how the character of those spaces affects social, political, economic, and environmental understandings and practices.


  5. 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


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