Human Geo Political Geography Terms
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Subdivision of human geography focused on the nature and implications of the evolving spatial organization of political governance and formal political practice on Earth's surface.
Area organized into a political unit and ruled by a established government with control over its internal and foreign affairs.
Ability of a state to govern its territory free from the control of other states.
Group of people with a common culture living in a territory and having a strong sense of unity.
Contains 2 or more ethnic groups with traditions of self-determination that agree to coexist peacefully by recognizing each other as separate nationalities.
State whose territory corresponds to that occupied by a particular ethnicity that has been transformed into a nationality.
Nation of people without a land to legally occupy.
One's sense of attatchment toward an object or place.
A sovereign state compromising a city and its immediate hinterland.
Concept that ethnicities has the right to govern themselves.
An enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it.
A portion of a state that is separated from the main territory and surrounded by another country.
Small neutral state between two rival powers.
A boundary line based on recognizable physiographic features, such as mountains or rivers.
Boundaries that are based on culture traits.
Boundaries of convenience drawn along lines of latitude or longitude without consideration for cultural or ethnic differences in an area.
A zone separating two states in which neither state exercises political control
A political boundary placed by powerful outsiders on a developed human landscape. Usually ignores pre-existing cultural-spatial patterns, such as the border that now divides North and South Korea.
An internal organization of a state that places most power in the hands of central government officials
An internal organization of a state that allocates most powers to units of local government.
Group of states united for a common purpose.
A state's physical shape. there are five basic shapes, which are compact, prorupted, elongated, fragmeted, and preforated
A state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory.
A state whose territory is long and narrow in shape.
A state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly.
(Prorupt) , A type of territorial shape that exhibits a narrow, elongated land extension leading away from the main body of the territory
A state whose territory completely surrounds that of another state.
A state or territory that is very small in size.
Heartland or nucleus of a state, containing its most developed area, greatest wealth, densest populations, and clearest national identity.
Wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value.
Loyalty to a particular nationality.
Forces that tend to unite or bind a country together.
Forces that tend to divide a country.
Process by whixh a state breaks down through conflict among its ethnicities.
Process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality.
A feeling of collective identity based on a population's politico-territorial identification within a state or across state boundaries.
Term applied to associations created by three or more states for their mutual benefit and achievement of shared objectives.
International organization founded in 1945 to promote world peace and cooperation. It replaced the League of Nations.
International organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members.
An international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security.
Redrawing legislative boundaries to benefit those in power.
Control of a territory already occupied by an indigenous society.
Attempt by a country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principals in an area.
Action of changing from colonial to independent status.
A model of economic and social development that explains global inequality in terms of the historical exploitation of poor nations by rich ones.
Economic and political strategies by which powerful states in core economies indirectly maintain or extend their influence over other areas or people.
State that does not have a direct outlet to the sea.
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