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AP Human Geography Chapter 8 Vocabulary
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A country that is not fully democratic or fully autocratic, but rather displays a mix of the two types.
Anocracy is the type of government many states are using to transition from Autocracy to democracy.
A country that is run according to the interests of the ruler rather than the people.
Autocracy kinda reminds me of a tyranny like Kim Jong Un in North Korea.
A process by which a state breaks down through conflicts among ethnicities.
An example of Balkinization
An invisible line that marks the extent of a state's territory.
There are many types of boundaries including physical boundaries which are visible and are created through deserts, mountains, water.
Things that bind or hold a nation together and promote national unity.
Centripetal forces are forces such as religion, national anthems, or other "pulls" that promote unity.
Things that divide or tear a state apart.
Forces such as separate governments, multiethnic nations with conflicting religions and separate languages.
A sovereign state comprising a city and its immediately surrounding countryside.
These were common is ancient times such as in the age of Rome or Greece.
An attempt by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles in another territory.
Colonialism is what helped the European culture spread around the world and the most populous colony left standing is the Puerto Rican colony owned by the US.
A state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly.
Examples of this shape of state is Poland and Bolivia.
A state with a long, narrow shape.
Examples include Chile and Italy.
Identity with group of people that share distinct physical and mental traits as a product of common hereditary and cultural traditions.
An example of ethnicity is that I am Filipino.
An internal organization of a state that allocates most powers to units of local government.
Most states in the world are becoming federal states.
A state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory.
An example includes Indonesian and the Philippines.
A zone separating two states in which neither state exercises political control.
A border that thats area to create the line to seperating states.
The process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose of benefiting the party in power.
Gerrymandering used to be legal in the U.S until it was banned. Some states today still hold the shape that resulted from the gerrymandering.
A state that does not have a direct outlet to the sea.
Many landlocked states are in Africa and include states such as Lesotho.
A state that encompasses a very small land area.
Most of these states are administered in the U.N and are smaller than 5,000 sq.
A state that contains more than one ethnicity.
A state that has two or more ethnic groups may face conflict for with different ethnicities comes different cultures that may conflict with each other.
A state that contains two or more ethnic groups with traditions of self-determination that agree to coexist peacefully by recognizing each other as distinct nationalities.
A state with multi-nationality is the U.S.A
Loyalty and devotion to a particular nationality
The portrayal of the american flag is an example of nationalism. This is a form of symbolism.
A state whose territory corresponds to that occupied by a particular ethnicity that has been transformed into a nationality.
Nation states primarily have one ethnicity such as in Denmark where Danish occupy 90% or more of the land.
A state that completely surrounds another one.
An example of this state is South Africa which completely surrounds Lesotho.
An otherwise compact state with a large projecting extension.
These states look like a pot with a handle. The handle is the large projecting extension and examples include Thailand.
The concept that ethnicity have the right to govern themselves.
This often may cause war.
Ability of a state to govern its territory free from control of its internal affairs by other states.
Many states would declare sovereignty for themselves which produces problems.
An area organized into a political unit and ruled by an established government that has control over its internal and foreign affairs.
An example of this type of state is California, which is under America.
When a number of individual states come together to work together toward common goals.
An example of this is the Warsaw Pact and NATO
The systematic use of violence by a group in order to intimidate a population or coerce a government into granting its demands.
Terrorism has been controversial between identifying it between political assassinations, but the main contrast is that terrorism is aimed toward normal citizens.
An internal organization of a state that places most power in the hands of central government officials.
An example of a unitary state is Kenya, and a unitary state is most commonly called a Union.
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