AP Human Geography Unit 4
Just homework. You can use it if you like. I don't mind.
Terms in this set (40)
Process by which a state breaks down through conflicts among its ethnicities
State that contains more than one nation (usually no one single dominant ethnic group)
invisible line that marks the extent of a state's territory
An attitude that tends to unify people and enhance support for a state
a force that divides people and countries
a group of people who leave their native country to form in a new land a settlement subject to, or connected with, the parent nation.
A state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly
A system consisting of a league of independent states, each having essentially sovereign powers. The central government created by such a league has only limited powers over the states.
the boundaries between states are set by cultural differences, especially those based on language and/or religion.
Conflict over location, usually associated with physical boundaries.
disagreements over the control or use of shared resources, such as boundary rivers or jointly claimed fishing grounds
disagreements between neighboring states over policies to be applied to their common border; often induced by differing customs regulations, movement of nomadic groups, or illegal immigration or emigration.
The study of the geographical elements of the organization and results of elections.
A state with a long narrow shape
A distinct region or community enclosed within a larger territory
A part of a country that is separated from the rest of the country and surrounded by foreign territory.
government systems that divide the powers between the national government and state or provincial governments
A state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory
A zone separating two states in which neither state exercises political control.
Political boundaries that are defined and delimited by straight lines.
Process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose of benefiting the party in power.
An interest in or taking of land for its strategic location or products
Hypothesis that any political power based in the heart of Eurasia could gain enough strength to eventually dominate the world.
A policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries politically, socially, and economically.
state surrounded by other land with no direct outlet to the sea
lines made to distribute water ways when states are within 200 miles of each other
A state or territory that is small in both size and population.
A strong feeling of pride in and devotion to one's country
A country who's population share a common identity.
a state that completely surrounds another
boundary defined by a physical land mark like a river or a lake
father of modern political geography, he created the Organic Theory
Nicholas Spykman's theory that the domination of the coastal fringes of Eurasia would provided the base for world conquest.
Ability of a state to govern its territory free from control of its internal affairs by other states.
A nationality that is not represented by a state.
A politically organized territory that is administered by a sovereign government and is recognized by the international community.
Organization of three or more states to promote shared objectives.
A state in which most political power exists at the national level, with limited local authority.
The view that states resemble biological organisms with life cycles that include stages of youth, maturity, and old age.
A boundary created by building a physical structure