Numerous emigrants or their descendants who settle in a distant territory but remain subject to or closely associated with the home country
Policy by which a nation maintains or extends its control over foreign dependencies
Exclusive Economic Zones(EEZ)
A seazone over which a state has special rights over the exploration and use of marine resources.
a league or alliance
to establish the limits or boundaries of
a state that completely surrounds another one
a state that lacks a direct outlet to the sea because it is completely surrounded by several other countries
a boundary drawn according to geometry
boundaries between states that coincide with differences in ethnicity, language and religion.
locational boundary dispute
These disputes arise when the definition of the border is not questioned but the interpretation of the border is.
A boundary that is established after intensive settlement has occurred, thus being imposed upon an existing cultural landscape.
Operational boundary dispute
Arises due to a conflict about the administration of a boundray
Boundaries that evolve together with the society they encompass.
An agreement for free trade between the United States, Canada, and Mexico
It divides a state and plagues an ethnically and culturally diverse country
A zone where no state exercises complete political control.
A state that places most power in the hands of central government officials
identity with a group of people who share legal attachment and personal allegiance to a particular country.
identity with a group of people that share distinct physical and mental traits as a product of common heredity and cultural tradition.
the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies.
a states physical shape. there are five basic shapes, which are compact, prorupted, elongated, fragmeted, and preforated
a national policy advocating the acquisition of some region in another country by reason of common linguistic, cultural, historical, ethnic, or racial ties.
a nation that does not have a state of its own
Western Europe's most important economic organization establised in 1958
(Council for Mutual Economic Assistance) an organization for economic cooperation in European Communist states
allocational boundary dispute
A boundary dispute that involves conflicting claims to the natural resources of a border region.
An organization founded in 1960 of nations that export large amounts petroleum
An attitude that tends to unify people and enhance support for a state
A state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly
An otherwise compact state with a large projecting extention
A state of rivalry and tension between two factions, groups, or individuals that stops short of open, violent confrontation
boundary that ceases to exist, however the imprint of the boundary still remains on the cultural landscape such as North and South Vietnam
Determining and marking off of the boundaries of something.
the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
government free from external control
beyond the authority of one national government.
a state or society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges.
a theory or system of social orignization that advocates the vesting of ownership and control of the means of production and distribution of land capital etc..., in the community as a whole
a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state
Organization of American States (oas)
includes all 35 states in the western hemisphere
Commonwealth of Nations
a voluntary association of independent nations and dependent territories linked by historical ties (as parts of the former British Empire) and cooperating on matters of mutual concern, esp. regarding economics and trade.
geographical features that are easily seen on maps and on ground. (ex. Moutains, deserts, water)
the american idea that whoever controlled the "rimland" of the Eurasian continent (Korea, India, Pakistan, etc.) would be able to suppress any attempts by anyone to take over the world again.
a state or nation in which the supreme power is held by a single person
System of government in which a monarch shares power with a constitutionally organized government.
Helford Mackinder's theory stated that the control of Eastern Europe was a key to controlling the world. The theory stated who rules East Europe commands the Heartland, who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island, and who rules the World-Island commands the world.
the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative units of a nation. Has defined territory, sovereign government, functioning economy, permanent population, and international recognition.
government that is free from external controls
identity with a group of people descended from a common ancestor
concept that ethnicities have the right to govern themselves
State with a long and narrow shape
A state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory