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  1. Shatterbelt
  2. -Allocational
  3. State
  4. Stateless nation
  5. Balkanization
  1. a 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,...).
  2. b a nation without a state (e.g., Kurds, Palestinians, ...).
  3. c disputes over rights to natural resources (gas, oil, water) (e.g., Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, in part, due to a dispute over oil rights in the
  4. d The political term used when referring to the fragmentation or breakup of a region or country into smaller regions or countries. The term comes from the Balkan wars, where the country of Yugoslavia was broken up in to six countries between 1989 and 1992.
  5. e politically organized territory administered by a sovereign government, with a permanent population, and recognized by the international community ("State" = internal division; "state" = country).

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. state or territory that is small in both population and area (e.g., Vatican City, Monaco,...)
  2. (modern) The attempt by a country to establish settlements and impose political and economic control and principles. Often associated with the European movement beginning in the 16th c., which created unequal cultural and economic relations; also led to massive depopulation due to the spread of disease and through conquest.
  3. 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)).
  4. has ceased to function, but its imprint can still be detected on the cultural landscape (e.g., North/South Vietnam, East/West Berlin)
  5. legal document or treaty drawn up to specify actual points in the landscape

5 True/False questions

  1. -Physical-political(natural-political) - conform to physiologic features (Rio Grande: US/Mexico; Pyrenees: Spain/France)


  2. East/west dividegeographic 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.


  3. European Modelneighbors differ over the way the boundary should function (migration, smuggling) (e.g., US/Mexico)


  4. ApartheidAfrikaans for "apartness"; it was the segregation of blacks, coloreds, Asians, and Whites in South Africa from 1948 to 1994. It was created to keep the white minority in power and allow them to have almost total control over the black majority (~90% of the total population).


  5. -Territorial seaterritory completely surrounds that of another state (e.g., Italy, Azerbaijan,...)