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Balance of Power
A condition of roughly equal strength between opposing countries or alliances of countries
(1884-1885) During European Imperialism, various European leaders met in Berlin, Germany to discuss plans for dividing Africa peacefully. These leaders had little regard for African independence, and had no representation for native Africans. This began the process of imperializing Africa.
An invisible line that completely surrounds a state, marks the outer limits of its territorial control, and gives it distinct shape. (Ex. Antarctica is divided up and claimed by countries, these invisible lines divide the claimed sections of Antarctica.) Remember!: Some boundaries may not be invisible, as a wall can be built along borders.
A sovereign state comprising a city and its immediately surrounding countryside
Governmental divisions that divide citizens
An attempt by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles in another territory
A territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than being completely independent
A state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly.
The transfer or delegation of power to a lower level, especially by central government to local or regional administration
A state with a long, narrow shape
Under the law of the sea, an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is a seazone over which a state has special rights over the exploration and use of marine resources.
A state that is not a contiguous whole but rather separated parts
An internal organization of a state that allocates most powers to units of local government
A zone separating two states in which neither state exercises political control
The parts of the ocean in which no government has sovereignty
The designation of voting districts so as to favor a particular political party or candidate
A policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries politically, socially, and economically.
Any political or popular movement intended to reclaim and reoccupy a "lost" or "unredeemed" area
A state that is completely surrounded by the land of other states, which gives it a disadvantage in terms of accessibility to and from international trade routes
A state or territory that is small in both population and area
Multi ethnic State
State that contains more than one ethnicity
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 whose territory corresponds to that occupied by a particular ethnicity that has been transformed into a nationality
A state whose territory completely surrounds that of another state
A state that exhibits a narrow, elongated land extension leading away from the main territory
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,...).
The right for states to control political and economic affairs
An area organized into a political unit and ruled by an established government with control over its internal and foreign affairs
A group of people with a common political identity who do not have a territorially defined, sovereign country of their own
12 nautical miles from shore; state has control of nautical passage
A state governed constitutionally as a unit, without internal divisions or a federal delegation of powers
Extreme or fanatical loyalty or devotion to a nation
An international peacekeeping organization to which most nations in the world belong, founded in 1945 to promote world peace, security, and economic development
What has happened to the number of states in the world since the mid 20th century?
There used to be about 50, now there are about 200
Who were the original members of the UN? (calm down, this is broader than you think)
Victorious allies of WW2
What areas of Africa were predominantly colonized by the UK?
South Africa and Northeast Africa
What area of Africa was predominantly colonized by France?
Which country had the largest empire: UK or France?
UK, France had the 2nd largest
Based on what we've learned in AP Geo, is the U.S.A fifty states or one state? Why?
One state. State=Country
What are the 6 largest states in terms of area?
Russia, Canada, US, China, Brazil, Austrailia
Which states of the UN make up the Security Council? What do these states have the power to do?
China, France, Russia, UK, and US
They can veto a peacekeeping operation
Why are the states that broke off of the Soviet Republic nation states?
Because when they broke away they did so by ethnicity, meaning that their boundaries would therefore coincide with the ethnicities of that area, which makes it a nation-state. As ethnicity/nationality and the state boundary go hand in hand.
Why are independence movements flourishing among ethnic groups in Russia?
Russia is less willing to suppress these movements forcibly than the Soviet Union once was
Russia has resisted the independence movement in Chechnya for two reasons, name them:
Fear that other ethnicities would follow suit
The region contains deposits of petroleum
What are the two examples of perforated states in the world?
South Africa and Italy
When referring to a perforated state, is the perforated state the state within another state or the state that has another state inside of it?
The state that has another state inside of it
Where did the modern movement to divide the world into states originate?
Where can the development of states be traced to?
The ancient Middle East, an area also known as the Fertile Crescent
What was Arab Springs?
Movements of revolts in Arab countries against dictators
What does ISIS stand for?
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
What does UN stand for?
What were the first states called?
Colonialism and imperialism led to the spread of what?
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