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APHG - Unit 4 - Political Patterns & Territoriality
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A stable organized body of people that share a common culture
A politically organized body of people under a single territory
A sovereign state whose citizens or subjects are relatively homogeneous in factors such as language or common descent.
A group of people with a common political identity who do not have a territorially defined, sovereign country of their own
A state that encompasses a very small land area.
A map showing units such as countries, states, provinces, districts, borders etc.
Nation that operates other states within a nation
A multinational state is a sovereign state which is viewed as comprising two or more nations.
An area of a country that has a degree of autonomy, or has freedom from an external authority
Having a degree of/small self government
Highest power or authority
Attempt to seek/extend power over other peoples land or territories
A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
the transfer of powers and responsibilities from the federal government to the states
an area of land under the jurisdiction of a ruler or state.
invisible line that marks the extent of a state's territory; a dividing line
The demarcation line that separates countries from each other or states or provinces within each country; known as borders
relating to politics, especially international relations, as influenced by geographical factors
power used to determine who will hold government office and how the government will behave
Influencing a developed country using capitalism, globalization, and cultural imperialism
an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
the process by which businesses or other organizations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale.
regions that are politically fragmented and are often areas of competition between two ideological or two religious realms
a point of congestion or blockage
A country's or more local community's sense of property and attachment toward its territory; nonverbal communication
A territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than completely independent.
a political boundary placed by powerful outsiders on a developed human landscape
A line of demarcation between adjoining parcels of land.
an international boundary that lies in/of the border of the ocean
A boundary no longer observed but that still affects the present-day area
a boundary that developed with the cultural landscape and is adjusted as the cultural landscape changes
A boundary line established before an area is populated
Political boundaries that are defined and delimited by straight lines, depsite the natural landscape
a boundary line that coincides with some cultural divide, such as religion or language
boundaries within a country that separate substate units
The United Nations (The UN)
An institution dedicated to promoting dialogue among countries with the goal of maintaining world peace.
to establish the limits and boundaries
set the boundaries or limits of
Division because of cultural reasons
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. Based on land power
Nicholas Spykman's theory that the domination of the coastal fringes of Eurasia would provided the base for world conquest. Based on coastal power
Total value of goods created by a nation
Division of different economies of countries
An area defined by one or more natural or cultural characteristics
a line that separates one state from another. Both sides between two sovereign states
An area of a county or city
a territorial subdivision for electing members to a legislative body
Redrawing of congressional district boundaries
the drawing of legislative district boundaries to benefit a party, group, or incumbent
Things that bind or hold a nation together
Things that divide or tear a nation apart
An internal organization of a state that allocates most powers to units of local government.
An internal organization of a state that places most power in the hands of central government officials
The location of places, people, and events on the earth
three or more countries agreeing to join forces for political and economical purposes
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