AP Human Geography
Ch. 12- The Political Ordering of Space
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The study of the organization and distribution of political phemomena.
An independent political unit occupying a defined, permanently populated territory and having full soveriegn control over its internal and foreign affairs.
An urban ethnic area serving as point of entry and temporary acculturation zone for a specific immagrant group.
A boundary line established before the area in question is well populated.
A line seporating one political unit from another.
A boundary line that coincides with some cultural divide, such as religion or language.
the portion of a country that contains its economic, political, intellectual, and cultural focus.
A state whose territory is nearly circular.
A portion of a state that is separated from the main territory and surrounded by another country.
A small bit of foreign territory lying within a state but not under jurisdiction.
A state whose territory id long and narrow.
A state whose territory contains isolated parts, separated and discontinuous.
A belt lying between two states or between settled and inhabited or sparsely settled areas.
A dipute over how a boundary works
Geometric (artificial) Boundary
A boundary without obvious physical boundaries basis.
The policy of a state wishing to incorperate within itself territory inhabited by people who have ethnic or linnguistic links with the country but that lies within a neughboring state.
Describing a state which lacks a sea coast.
A culturally distinctive group of people occupying a specific territory and bound together by a sense of unity arising from shared ethnic beliefs and customs.
A state whose territory is identical to that occupied by a particular ethnic group or nation.
Natural (physical) Boundary
A boundary line based on recognizable phyisiographic features.
A state of basically compact form but with one or more narrow extensions of territory.
The outer regions or boundaries of an area.
Disagreement about the actual location of a boundary.
A former boundary line that is still discernible and marked by some cultural landscape feature.
Disagreement over the control or use of shared resources.
A boundary line placed over and ignoring an existing cutlural pattern.
A boundary line that is established after the area in question has been settled and that considers the cultural characteristics of the bounded area.
Disagreement between states over the control of surface area.
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