APHUG Political Geography
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politically organized territory that is administered by a sovereign government and recognized by a large percentage of the international community
The exercise of state power over people and territory, and being recognized by other
a cultural concept implying a group of people occupying a particular territory and unified by shared beliefs
A national group that aspires to become a nation-state but lacks the territory (nation without a state)
The policy of a state wanting to add territory from another State inhabited by people who have cultural links to their own State
A country imposes its political, economic and cultural principles over territory already occupied and organized by a society
A state that does not have a direct outlet to the sea. They are at a commercial and strategic disadvantage
Under the law of the sea, an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is a seazone over which a state has special rights over the exploration and use of marine resources.
A weaker country that separates two powerful countries whose ideology and or political views conflict
An internal organization of a state that allocates most powers to units of local government.
A state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory. This shape can weaken centralized control of state territory and increase regionalism
particularly in the areas separate from the main state
A region not fully integrated into a national state that is often marginal or undeveloped
state with more than one nation within its borders
A state whose territory completely surrounds that of another state.
an otherwise compact state with a large projecting extension
the waters surrounding a nation and its territories over which that nation exercises sovereign jurisdiction
An internal organization of a state that places most power in the hands of central government officials
when three or more states cooperate in order to promote shared objectives in the areas of defense, economy or cultural cooperation
An international organization formed after WWII to promote international peace, security, and cooperation.
Ocean areas beyond any country's legal jurisdiction.
The process of redrawing voting district boundaries in order to give one political party or group an electoral advantage
a state that is small in both population and size
A state whose territory is long and narrow in shape. usually encompass diverse types of climates, resources and
The presence of centrifugal forces within a country has lead many central
governments to transfer central government power to regional or local governments
The policy by a country to establish settlements in an area and impose its political, economic and cultural principles there
A settlement ruled by another country.
A state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly.
balance of power
Condition of roughly equal strength between opposing countries or alliances of countries.
(1884-1885) During European Imperialism, various European leaders met in Berlin, Germany to discuss plans for dividing Africa peacefully. These leaders had little regard for African independence, and had no representation for native Africans. This began the process of imperializing Africa.
An invisible line marking the extent of a state's territory.
Governmental divisions that divide citizens
A city with political and economic control over the surrounding countryside
The political dominance of a country or region by another country
type of boundary uses lines of latitude and longitude and not existing physical features
A boundary forced upon existing cultural landscapes, a country, or a people by a conquering or colonizing power
A former boundary line that is still visible and marked by some cultural landscape
This type of boundary dispute focuses on the delimitation, demarcation or interpretation of an agreement between countries
The concept that ethnicities have the right to govern themselves
The concept that the United States was ordained by God to expand across North America
A region that historically is caught between stronger colliding external forces. The region is often fractured and splintered politically and ethnically
A permanent union of sovereign states created in order to deal with common interests of defense, trade or policy
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