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5 Matching questions

  1. compact state
  2. relict boundary
  3. mercantilism
  4. gerrymandering
  5. core
  1. a The distance from the geographic center of the area to any point on the boundary does not vary greatly, i.e., Hungary.
  2. b Redistricting for advantage, or the practice of dividing areas into electoral districts to give one political party an electoral majority in a large number of districts while concentrating the voting strength of the opposition in as few districts as possible
  3. c boundary that ceases to exist, however the imprint of the boundary still remains of the cultural landscape, i.e., North/South Vietnam
  4. d processes that incorporate higher levels of education, higher salaries and more technology; generate more wealth than periphery processes in the world-economy
  5. e in a general sense, associated with the promotion of commercialism and trade. More specifically, a protectionist policy of European states during the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries that promoted a state's economic position in the contest with other countries. The aquisition of gold and silver and the maintenance of a favorable trade balance were central to the policy

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. system wherein each representative is elected from a territorially defined district
  2. There are no physical signs on Earth's surface to show that a boundary exists, i.e., Saudi Arabia/Oman
  3. in the context of determining representative districts, the process by which a majority of the population is from the minority
  4. state split in many pieced, i.e., Philippines and Indonesia
  5. Peace negotiated in 1648 to end the Thirty Years' War, Europe's most destructive internal struggle over religion. The treaties contained new language recognizing statehood and nationhood, clearly defined borders, and guarantees of security

5 True/False questions

  1. boundary definitionwhen two or more states disagree about the demarcation of a political boundary

          

  2. Political GeographyA subdivision of human geography focused on the nature and implications of the evolving spatial organization of political governance and formal political practice on the Earth's surface. It is concerned with why political spaces emerge in the places that they do and with how the character of those spaces affects social, political, economic, and environmental understandings and practices.

          

  3. unilateralismRule by an autonomous power over a subordinate and alien people and place. Although often established and maintained through political structures, colonialism also creates unequal cultural and economic relations. Because of the magnitude and impact of European colonial project of the last few centuries, the term is generally understood to refer to that particular colonial endeavor

          

  4. commodificationRule by an autonomous power over a subordinate and alien people and place. Although often established and maintained through political structures, colonialism also creates unequal cultural and economic relations. Because of the magnitude and impact of European colonial project of the last few centuries, the term is generally understood to refer to that particular colonial endeavor

          

  5. nation-stategeographic area that is dominated by a large population that shares a common history and culture, i.e., Kurds and Palestinians