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AP Human Political Ms. Keller
Political Unit of AP Human Geography
Terms in this set (87)
politically organized territory with a permanent population, and a defined territory
in a book written in 1986, Robert Sack defined this as an attempt by an individual or group to affect, influence or control people, phenomena and relationships
expression of control over a territory, having last say over over a territory
accumulation of wealth through plunder, colonization, and protection of foreign markets
Peace of Westphalia
Brought about peace among the Holy Roman Empire
shared culture, history, degree of political territorial autonomy, shared religion, language, ethnicity
organized area where a nation and state occupy the same space
people are the ultimate sovereignty
a state with more than one nation inside its borders, for example the former Yugoslavia
when a nation stretches across borders, states and nations...
For Example Transylvania
places where core and periphery meet and are both occurring. Places that are exploited by the core but in turn exploit the periphery
world order in which one state is in a position of dominance with allies following rather than joining the political decision making process
An effort to shift responsibility of domestic programs to the states in order to decrease the size &activites of the fed. govt; some states have attempted to shift responsibilities further to local govts
a venture involving three or more nation-states involving formal political, economic and or cultural cooperation to promote shared objectives
Process by which representative districts are switched according to population shifts, so that each district encompasses approximately the same number of people.
nation that does not have a state
Forces that tend to divide a country
process by which geopolitics deconstruct and focus on explaining the underlying spatial assumptions and territorial perspectives of politicians
Hypothesis proposed by Halford MacKinder that held that any political power based in the heart of Eurasia could gain enough strength to eventually dominate the world.
An attitude that tends to unify people and enhance support for a state
economic model wherein people, corporations and state system possessing formal sovereignty and occupied by a people who see themselves as a single united nation
Attempt by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles in another territory.
incorporates higher levels of education, higher salaries and more technologies
A way of organizing a nation so that all power resides in the central government.
A system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
majority minority districts
district in which a minority group is the numerical majority of the population
Process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose of benefiting the party in power.
boundaries that follow regular, geometric patterns
physical political boundaries
boundary defined by a physical land mark like a river or a lake
an alliance made to defend one another if they were attacked by any other country; US, England, France, Canada, Western European countries
league of nations
A world organization established in 1920 to promote international cooperation and peace. It was first proposed in 1918 by President Woodrow Wilson, although the United States never joined , it was officially dissolved in 1946.
a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia
A trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico that encourages free trade between these North American countries.
islands affected by devolution
Corsica (France), Sardinia (Italy), Taiwan (China), Singapore (Malaysia), Puerto Rico (United States)
who came up with the modern state idea?
Europeans, Ancient Greeks and Romans, Native Americans
studied and found state formation in the United Kingdom of Hungary and minor German states
French Revolution 1789
conducted in the name of the French people ushered in an era in which the foundations for political authority came to be seen as resting with a state citizenry not with a hereditary monarch
Japan Largest Nation State
traditionally seen as an example of a nation state and also the largest of the nation states, with population in excess of 120 million
process of placing a price on a good and then buying, selling and trading the good. The create new products and generate new twists on old products
A group of people who inhabit a particular area and have a strong sense of unity based on a strong set of shared beliefs is called a
During the 1960s the majority of entrants into the United Nations came from
The United Nations, Arab League, NATO and European Union are all examples of
An independent country lying between two powerful or belligerent states is called a
An area where borders are shifting and where people of different cultures lay claim to the land is called a
The idea that political destabilization in one country can lead to the collapse of neighboring countries is referred to as the
The study of the interplay between political relations and their territories they occur in is called
The human desire to belong to a group that controls its piece of the earth is called
The boundaries separating the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah from each other are what kind of border
In the United States the idea that the Pacific Ocean as the logical boundary on the west coast concerning national expansion was expressed in the:
unitary system of government
A system of government where power is concentrated centrally, with little or no provincial authority is called
According to the Qur'an, Islamic Law applied to personal and civil law is called
A geo-political theory that states who controls the bodies of water around Eurasia is the
The most expensive function today of the United Nations is
The only land mass not part of a sovereign state today is
The relationship among power structures, the environment, and economic inequalities is termed
What supranational organization in 1960 established total control of petroleum production
Regarding territorial morphology Thailand would be an example of which political shape
The U.S. - Canadian border along the 49th parallel is an example of which political shapes
The Great Wall and Hadrian's Wall or examples of
When a state or country wants to annex a territory or region who's population is ethnically similar it is called
Kaliningrad, a Baltic seaport of Russia which is separated by Lithuania and Belarus from Russia is an example of a
Since the fall of communism the Balkan Peninsula has been considered
Governments such as those once controlled by the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran are classified as
capital city built the hinterland to draw people or migrants for economic development of political intimidation is called a/an
Iran and Iraq
borders of political regions are usually....
main purpose of the Berlin Conference
to partition Africa for European countries
weakened the Heartland Theory
the ascendance of the USA as a international influence after WWII
an example of centrifugal force
2006 and Nigeria
under the influence of the Sharia Law
allocation boundary dispute
Disagreement over the control or use of shared resources, such as boundary rivers or jointly claimed fishing grounds.
world systems theory
core, semi periphery and periphery
Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican, San Marino
A state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory.
A state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly.
a state that completely surrounds another one
A state whose territory is long and narrow in shape.
A type of territorial shape that exhibits a narrow, elongated land extension leading away from the main body of the territory
Russia and China
two largest states by land mass
the Levant is found where...
is a geographic and cultural region consisting of the "eastern Mediterranean littoral between Anatolia and Egypt".The Levant today consists of Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Israel, part of southern Turkey, and the Aleppo Vilayet.
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