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5 Matching questions

  1. critical geopolitics
  2. core
  3. stateless nation
  4. sovereignty
  5. boundary dispute
  1. a a principle of international relations that holds that final authority over social, economic, and political matters should rest with the legitimate rulers of independent states
  2. b nation that does not have a state
  3. c processes that incorporate higher levels of education, higher salaries and more technology; generate more wealth than periphery processes in the world-economy
  4. d process by which geopoliticians deconstruct and focus on explaining the underlying spatial assumptions and territorial perspectives of politicians
  5. e when two or more states disagree about the demarcation of a political boundary

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. state not having direct access to an ocean, i.e., Bolivia
  2. major physical features such as deserts, mountain ranges. and/or water bodies that serve as a means of separation, i.e., Great Lakes, Pureness Mountains, and Sahara Desert
  3. in the context of determining representative districts, the process by which a majority of the population is from the minority
  4. when a state constructs physical barriers along a boundary to either keep people in or out of its territory, i.e., Great Wall of China, Berlin Wall, earth berms along the Morocco/Spanish Sahara border
  5. state split in many pieced, i.e., Philippines and Indonesia

5 True/False questions

  1. territorial integrityA term associated with the work of Robert Sack that describes the efforts of human societies to influence events and achieve social goals by exerting, and attempting to enforce, control over specific geographical areas.


  2. federal stateA political-territorial system wherein a central government represents the various entities within a nation-state where they have common interests-defense, foreign affairs, and the like-yet allows these various entities to retain their own identities and to have their own laws, policies, and customs in certain spheres.


  3. genetic boundaryhow boundaries evolve over time


  4. 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.


  5. microstatepolitical entity that maintains status as an independent country