Unit 4, Sec1(AP Human Geog.)

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Political Geography

one of the oldest fields in the discipline of human geography in which geographers use the spatial perspective to study political systems at all geographic scales

Theocracy

state whose government is under the control of a ruler who is deemed to be divinely guided or inder the control of a religious group

Democracies

a type of government in which citizens hold political power either directly and indirectly through representatives

Republic

a government in which citizens elect representatives to rule on their behalf

Constitutional Monarchy

a government in which the rulers power in limited by a constitution and the laws of a nation

Oligarchy

a government run by a few people or small group

Authoritarian/dictatorship

type of government in which an individual or a group holds complete political power

State

a politically organized territory that is administerd by a covering government

Nation

tightly knit group of people possessing bonds of language, ethnicity, etc.

Nation-State

a country whose population possesses a substantial degree of cultural homogeneity and unity

Multinational State

state which contains more than one nation

Stateless NAtion

generally defined as an ethnic group not represented by its own unique state

State's rights

in American politics and constitutional law, states are guaranteed by the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution

Unitary Government

power is cent rally concentrated or no provincial authority where all major decisions are made by the central government

Federalism

form of political organization in which governmental power is divided between central and territorial government

Popular vote

all the votes cast in all the states

Electoral Vote

the decision of a particular state elector that represent the dominant views of the state

Reapportionment( redistricting)

the process of relocation of electoral seats to defines territories

Gerrymandering

redistricting for the advantage or the[ractice of dividing areas into electoral votes districts to give 1 party an electoral majority

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