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Ap Human Geography Unit 4
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the formal act of acquiring something (especially territory) by conquest or occupation
Allocational/resource boundary dispute
Dispute over location and resources
No one owns it
a boundary that existed before the cultural landscape emerged and stayed in place while people moved in to occupy the surrounding area...
There are two types, exclusionary and inclusionary. Exclusionary is meant to keep people out, such as the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Inclusionary is meant to facilitate trade and movement, such as the U.S.-Canada border
a small neutral state between two rival powers
Principle city in a state or country. The best place to locate a capital is at the center of a country, so it is a somewhat equal distance from all parts of the country.
tending to move away from a center
tending to move toward a center
a city with political and economic control over the surrounding countryside
A political-geographical model suggesting that persistent regional patterns in voting behavior, sometimes leading to separatism, can usually be explained in terms of tensions ptting urban against rural, core against periphery, capitalists against workers, and power group against minority culture.
exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one
a state that possesses a roughly circular, oval, or rectangular territory in which the distance from the geometric center is relatively equal in all directions
the act of forming an alliance or confederation
Conference of Berlin (1884)
Regulated trade and colonization in Africa. It formalized the scramble to gain colonies in Africa and set up boundaries for each country's colonies.
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