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  1. Genesis
  2. Enclave
  3. Territorial morphology
  4. First world
  5. Theocracy
  1. a study of states' shapes and their effects
  2. b a state whose government is either believed to be divinely guided or a state under the control of a group of religious leaders (e.g., Iran, Saudi Arabia, Vatican City (Holy See)).
  3. c origin-based classification of boundaries
  4. d the largely democratic and free-market states of the United States and Western Europe (Cold War to today)
  5. e a small and relatively homogeneous group or region surrounded by a larger and different group or region (e.g., Nagorno-Karabagh (part of Armenia surrounded by Azerbaijan), West Berlin during the Cold War,...); or wholly lying within the boundaries of another country (Lesotho). Not the same thing as an ethnic enclave (e.g., Chinatowns, Little Italys, Little Havana (in Miami),...).

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (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).
  2. 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).
  3. boundary is actually marked on the ground w/ wall, fence, posts,... (too expensive or impractical for most borders to be demarcated)
  4. country with two or more nationalities within its borders (e.g., US, Canada, Russia, Iran,...).
  5. a.k.a. attenuated (e.g., Chile, Vietnam,...)

5 True/False questions

  1. -Operationaldefinition is not in dispute, the interpretation is; allows mapmakers to delimit boundaries in various ways


  2. Centripetal forcesforces that unify a state - national culture, shared ideological objectives, common faith,...


  3. -Subsequentexisted before the cultural landscape emerged (e.g., Malaysia/Indonesia)


  4. -Definitionalfocus on legal language (e.g. median line of a river: water levels may vary)


  5. Second worldthe generally poorer countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America (Cold War to today)