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  1. Unitary state
  2. -Operational
  3. -North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  4. State
  5. North/south divide
  1. a 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.
  2. b politically organized territory administered by a sovereign government, with a permanent population, and recognized by the international community ("State" = internal division; "state" = country).
  3. c neighbors differ over the way the boundary should function (migration, smuggling) (e.g., US/Mexico)
  4. d (Brandt Line (1960s)) economic division between the wealthy countries of Europe, North America, Japan, and Australia, and the generally poorer countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
  5. e a state governed constitutionally as a unit, without internal divisions or a federalist delegation of powers

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a venture of three or more states (sometimes two or more) involving formal economic, political, and/or cultural cooperation to promote shared objectives. Some examples ...
  2. 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.
  3. origin-based classification of boundaries
  4. 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, ...).
  5. Decolonization is the movement of American/European/Asian colonies gaining independence (mostly beginning after the post-WWII era). Some were peaceful struggles while others became violent.

5 True/False questions

  1. -Fragmenteda.k.a. prorupt; have an area that extends from a more compact core (e.g, Thailand, India,...)


  2. -Antecedentexisted before the cultural landscape emerged (e.g., Malaysia/Indonesia)


  3. -Cultural-political(Friedrich Ratzel) (organic theory) study that analyzes geography, history and social science with reference to international politics. States can be viewed as living organisms that need to consume other territories to survive. Gained a negative reputation when Hitler and the Nazis embraced geopolitics to justify their right for lebensraum (living space) because of their racial superiority.


  4. -Perforateda.k.a. attenuated (e.g., Chile, Vietnam,...)


  5. -Relicthas ceased to function, but its imprint can still be detected on the cultural landscape (e.g., North/South Vietnam, East/West Berlin)