Ch.8 Pol. Geo
Terms in this set (18)
independence from control of it's internal affairs by other states.
______only landmass on Earth that's not part of a state.
Territory legally tied to sovereign state than being completely independent.
control of territory already taken by an indigenous society.
Most popular colony is...
a zone where no states exercises complete pol. control.
Positive Mountain Boundary
permanent, sparsely inhabited, hard to cross
Negative Mountain Boundary
contact between nations is limited
Pos. desert boundary
negative desert boundary
hard to cross, not easily spotted
Pos. water boundary
seen on map, unchanging, good protection against attacks
neg. water boundary
pos. of water can change, states claim that boundary lies out of sea to control fishing industries.
places most power in the hands of central gov. officals.
Unitary mostly common in...
strong power 2 units of local gov. in country.
If no other city can rival capital city in size/ influence.
model for nat. objectives, like econ/ development, and future hopes.
Example of forward capital
From Rio de Janiero to Brasillia, Brazil