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AP Human Geography Chapter 8 Political Geography
vocab words for Rubenstein's Introduction to Human Geography chapter 8
Terms in this set (30)
balance of power
Condition of roughly equal strength between opposing countries or allies of countries.
The meeting of European powers in 1884-85 resulting in the Berlin Treaty and the partition of Africa into colonies of the attending nations.
Invisible line that marks the extent of a state's territory.
A sovereign state comprising a city and its immediate hinterland.
Divisions that divide citizens.
Attempt by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles in another territory.
A territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than completely independent.
A state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly.
Transfer of powers from a state to separate locations.
A state with a long, narrow shape.
EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zones)
An area (usually 370 km) from the shore in which a state has rights to explore, exploit, and manage natural resources in the seas.
A state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory.
An internal organization of a state that allocates most powers to units of local government.
A zone separating two states in which neither state exercises political control.
Areas of seas considered beyond territorial waters.
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