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The Cultural Landscape Chapter 8: Key issues 3&4
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Invisible line that marks the extent of a state's territory.
A zone where no state exercises complete political control.
Cultural, Geometric, Physical
Three types of boundaries
A state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly.
A state with a long, narrow shape.
An otherwise compact state with a large projecting extension
A state that completely surrounds another one
A state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory.
Lacks a direct outlet to the sea because it is completely surrounded by several other countries
A national government and a local government.
What are the two types of governments?
A country in which citizens elect leaders and can run for office
A country that is run according to the interests of the ruler rather than the people
A country that is not fully democratic or fully autocratic, but rather displays a mix of the two types.
Places most power in the hands of central government officials
Allocates strong power to units of local government within the country
Redrawing legislative boundaries to benefit the party in power
Balance of Power
Condition of roughly equal strength between opposing countries or alliances of countries.
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Military alliance among 16 democratic states, including the Untied States and Canada plus 14 European countries.
The Warsaw Pact
military agreement among Communist Eastern European countries. It was disbanded in 1991 following the end of communism in Eastern Europe.
An association of European nations formed in 1993 for the purpose of achieving political and economic integration.
Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (COMECON)
Economic alliance of communist countries that was disbanded in the 1990s
The systematic use of violence by a group calculated to create an atmosphere of fear and alarm among a population or to coerce a government into actions it would not otherwise undertake or refrain from actions it wants to take.
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