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Ap Human Geography Chapter 8: Political Geography
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Balance of Power
Condition of roughly equal strength between opposing countries or alliances of countries
The Berlin Conference of 1884-85 regulated European colonization and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period, and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power.
Invisible line that marks the extent of a state's territory
The most important city or town of a country or region, usually its seat of government.
A sovereign state comprising a city and its immediate hinterland
Governmental divisions that divide citizens
Attempt by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles in another territory
A Territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than completely independent
A state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly
national or global regions where economic power, in terms of wealth, innovation, and advanced technology, is concentrated
the action of making something democratic
the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)
A state with a long, narrow shape
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 state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory
An internal organization of a state that allocates most powers to units of local government
A zone separating two states in which neither state exercises political control.
Areas of seas considered beyond territorial waters.
Process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose of benefiting the party in power
Control of territory already occupied and organized by an indigenous society
the doctrine that irredenta should be controlled by the country to which they are ethnically or historically related
A state that does not have a direct outlet to the sea
A state that encompasses a very small land area
State that contains two or more ethnic groups with traditions of self-determination that agree to coexist peacefully by recognizing each other as distinct nationalities
A state that completely surrounds another one
A state that exhibits a narrow, elongated land extension, leading away from the main territory.
Ability of a state to govern its territory free from control of its internal affairs by other states
An area organized into a political unit and ruled by an established government with control over its internal and foreign affairs
a group, usually a minority ethnic group, considered as a nation entitled to its own state for that nation
Wars over a territory that each side wants
In political geography, a country's or more local community's sense of property and attachment toward its territory, as expressed by its determination to keep it inviolable and strongly defended.
the use of violence by non-governmental groups against civilians to achieve a political goal by instilling fear and frightening governments into changing policies
An internal organization of a state that places most power in the hands of central government officials
A venture involving three or more nation-states involving formal political, economic, and/or cultural cooperation to promote shared objectives. The European Union is one such organization
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: a code of maritime law approved by the UN in 1982 that authorizes, among other provisions, territorial waters extending 12 nautical miles from shore and 200 nautical mile wide exclusive economic zones.
an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
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