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political geoography

TermDefinition
Compact arranged within a relatively small space enclosed with good communications.
elongated a long and narrow shape. States like this may suffer from poor internal communication.
prorupted a state that has a long extension or an extended arm of territory. Easy access to coast and local resources around it.
perforated a state that completely surrounds another. EX: South Africa since it surrounds Lesotho. More problems can arise if there is hostility between the two nations.
Fragmented a state that is separated by a physical or human barrier. EX: Indonesia or Hawaii since it has many portions of the state is separated by oceans, lakes, or mountains. It is difficult to gov. such a country comprised of islands.
landlocked a state or country entirely enclosed by land, or whose only coastlines lie on closed seas.
democracy a gov by the people, lots of rights and political freedom. If one person in gov. has too much power, they have checks and balances to counter-act that power.
Communism everyone is treated the same. The gov. owns everything and provides for its citizens. a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self perpetuating political.
Monarchy a state of nation in which the supreme power is actually one person.
theocracy a gov. where the ruler is thought of by the people as a god.
republics a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
aristocracy a gov. by those considered to be the best or most able people in the state.
oligarchy a gov. where all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; gov. by the few.
political pertaining to,or involving the states or its gov.
military pertaining to the army or armed forces
economic pertaining to the production, distribution, and use of income, wealth, and commodities.
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