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5 Matching questions

  1. -North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  2. Boundary
  3. -Compact
  4. -Elongated
  5. -Definition
  1. a distance from geometric center is similar (e.g., Germany, Hungary,...)
  2. b a trilateral trade bloc in North America created by the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Poverty rates have fallen and real incomes have risen in Mexico, but farmers haven't fared well due to cheaper food from US agribusiness; also US manufacturing workers have lost jobs to maquiladora plants in Mexico (mostly due to cheaper labor costs).
  3. c vertical plane between states that cuts through the rocks below, and the airspace above (even outer space).
  4. d a.k.a. attenuated (e.g., Chile, Vietnam,...)
  5. e legal document or treaty drawn up to specify actual points in the landscape

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. cartographers put the boundary on the map
  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. territory completely surrounds that of another state (e.g., Italy, Azerbaijan,...)
  4. a nation without a state (e.g., Kurds, Palestinians, ...).
  5. origin-based classification of boundaries

5 True/False questions

  1. Heartland 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").

          

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

          

  3. European Modelunion 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).

          

  4. Forward capitala 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. Confederationassociation of sovereign states (or States) by a treaty or agreement. It deals with issues such as defense, foreign affairs, trade, and a common currency.