Unit 4 - Political Geography AP Human Geography
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Culturally defined group of people with a shared past and common future who relate to a territory and government
A nation which stretches across the borders and boundaries of more than one state.
A nation without a country of their own. A complication which occurs from the lack of fit between nations and states.
A politically organized area in which a nation occupies nation and state occupy the same place
A country in which multiple nations exist.
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.
an area of a country that has degree of autonomy , or has freedom from an external authority.
An attempt by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economical, and cultural principles in another territory
The control of territory already occupied and organized by an indigenous society
The ability of a state to govern its territory from control of its internal affairs by other states
the process by which a country determines its own statehood and forms its own allegiances and government
The use of economic, political, cultural, or other pressures to control or influence other countries, especially former dependencies.
Refers to the economic control that MDCs are sometimes believed to have over LDCs. Through organizations such as the IMF, the MDCs are able to dictate precisely what LDCs economic policies are, or are able to use their economic subsidies to put LDCs industries out of business.
The collapse of colonial empires. Between 1947 and 1962, practically all former colonies in Asia and Africa gained independence.
Compact State Shape
a state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly (mongolia and kenya)
Advantages of compact states
efficiency in movement and communication
Fragmented state shape
A state which is broken into pieces not attached to the rest of the state.
an otherwise compact state with a large projecting extension
a state that completely surrounds another one
A state that does not have a direct outlet to the sea.
is any portion of a state that is entirely surrounded by the territory of a single other state
is a portion of a state geographically separated from the main part by surrounding territory
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