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5 Matching questions

  1. -Territorial sea
  2. Shatterbelt
  3. -Antecedent
  4. Forward capital
  5. -Physical-political
  1. a existed before the cultural landscape emerged (e.g., Malaysia/Indonesia)
  2. b a region caught between stronger colliding external cultural-political forces, under persistent stress, and often fragmented by aggressive rivals (e.g., Israel or Kashmir today; Eastern Europe during the Cold War,...).
  3. c states' territory extending 12 nautical miles (1 nautical mile = 1.15 statute miles) from the coast (since 1982); regarded as the sovereign territory of the state, although foreign ships (both military and civilian) are allowed innocent passage through it; this sovereignty also extends to the airspace over and seabed below.
  4. d (natural-political) - conform to physiologic features (Rio Grande: US/Mexico; Pyrenees: Spain/France)
  5. e a symbolically relocated capital city usually because of either economic or strategic reasons; sometimes used to integrate outlying parts of a country into the state (e.g., Brasília, Washington D.C.).

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Core countries have high levels of development, a capacity at innovation and a convergence of trade flows. Periphery countries usually have less development and are poorer countries.
  2. placed by powerful outsiders on a developed landscape, usually ignores pre-existing cultural-spatial patterns (e.g., Indonesia/Papua New Guinea; Haiti/Dominican Republic)
  3. legal document or treaty drawn up to specify actual points in the landscape
  4. (modern) Second phase of European colonialism beginning in the late 18th c. due to the Second Agricultural Revolution and the Industrial Revolution. European states sought colonies for resources necessary for industrialization, outlets for overpopulation, and markets for their goods. The United States and Japan (and Russia to a lesser extent) were also engaged in imperialism (e.g., Berlin Conference (1885) carved Africa into a plethora of superimposed boundaries).
  5. forces that unify a state - national culture, shared ideological objectives, common faith,...

5 True/False questions

  1. Multistate nationnation that transcends the borders of two or more states (e.g., Kurds (Kurdistan), The Koreas,...).


  2. Nationtightly knit group of people sharing a common language, ethnicity, religion, and other cultural attributes.


  3. Immigrant statea state governed constitutionally as a unit, without internal divisions or a federalist delegation of powers


  4. Multicore statea state that has more than one dominant region in terms of economics or politics (e.g., US (NYC, Wash. D.C.), South Africa (Pretoria = executive capital, Cape Town = legislative cap., Bloemfontein = judicial cap.)


  5. -EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone)union of 27 democratic member states of Europe; began with the formation of Benelux by the end of WWII, then with the formation of the European Economic Community (EEC) years later. The EU's activities cover most areas of public policy, from economic policy to foreign affairs, defense, agriculture and trade. The European Union is the largest political and economic entity on the European continent, with over 500 million people and an estimated GDP of >US$18 trillion (2008).