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an area organized into a political uint and ruled by an established government that has control over its internal and foreign affairs.
independence from control of its internal affairs by other states
states with very small land area
a sovereign state that comprises a town and the surrounding countryside
a territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than being completely independent.
the effort by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles on such territory
control of territory already occupied and organized by an indigenous society
an invisible line marking the extent of a state's territory
the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly
an otherwise compact state with a large projecting extension
states with a long and narrow shape
includes several discontinuous pieces of territory
a state that completely surrounds another one
lacks a direct outlet to the sea because it is completely surrounded by several other countries
a zone where no state exercises complete political control
places most power in the hands of central government officials
allocates strong power to units of local government within the country
the process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose of benefiting the party in power
the systematic use of violence by a group in order to intimidate a population or coerce a government into granting its demands
"students of Muslim religious schools"
belief that several hundred million arabs living in the vast territory between North Africa and Central Asia should be joined together into one powerful nation-state