5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Multistate nation
- Below the state boundary
- East/west divide
- a (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).
- b a.k.a. prorupt; have an area that extends from a more compact core (e.g, Thailand, India,...)
- c nation that transcends the borders of two or more states (e.g., Kurds (Kurdistan), The Koreas,...).
- d geographic separation between the largely democratic and free-market states of Western Europe and the Americas from the communist and socialist countries of Eastern Europe and Asia.
- e internal divisions within a state (e.g., States, counties, municipalities (local self-government))
5 Multiple choice questions
- principle city in a state or country. The best place to locate a capital is at the center of a country, so it is a somewhat equal distance from all parts of the country.
- politically organized territory administered by a sovereign government, with a permanent population, and recognized by the international community ("State" = internal division; "state" = country).
- process whereby regions within a state demand and gain political strength and growing autonomy at the expense of the central government (e.g., Basque and Catalonia in Spain, Chechnya in Russia, ...).
- a state whose population possesses a substantial degree of cultural homogeneity and unity (e.g., Japan, Portugal, Venezuela, Armenia, Iceland, ...).
- legal document or treaty drawn up to specify actual points in the landscape
5 True/False questions
-Relict → has ceased to function, but its imprint can still be detected on the cultural landscape (e.g., North/South Vietnam, East/West Berlin)
-Definitional → focus on legal language (e.g. median line of a river: water levels may vary)
-North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) → a military alliance of western democracies begun in 1949 with 28 member states today; its members agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party.
Exclave → bounded territory that is part of a state but is separated by the territory of another state (e.g., Alaska, Kalingrad (part of Russia),...)
Rimland Theory → (Nicholas Spykman) mid 20th c. theory that the domination of the coastal fringes of Eurasia (the "rimland") would provide the base for world conquest (not the "heartland").