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Unit 5

TermDefinition
Command Economy system of resource management in which decisions about production and distribution of goods and services are made by a central authority
Traditional Economy a system in which tradition and custom control all economic activity; exists in only a few parts of the world today
Market Economy an economic system based on free enterprise, in which businesses are privately owned and production and prices are determined by supply and demand
More Developed Country a country which has a highly developed economy and advanced technological infrastructure relative to other less developed nations
Less Developed Country a country which, according to the United Nations, exhibits the lowest indicators of socioeconomic development
Sovereignty supreme power or authority
Gerrymandering the process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose of benefiting the political party in power
Political Boundaries a demarcation line that separates states, provinces, or countries from each other
Physical Boundaries boundary based on the physical feature of the natural landscape such as a mountain change or mountain range
Cultural Boundaries boundary between two states due to their cultural differences
Superimposed a political boundary placed by powerful outsiders on a developed human landscape
Supranational Organizations is an organization, group, or union made of multiple countries that relinquish a certain amount of government power to the union
Berlin Conference A meeting from 1884-1885 at which representatives of European nations agreed on rules colonization of Africa
Neocolonialism the use of economic, political, cultural, or other pressures to control of influence other countries, especially former dependencies
Compact State a state that posses a roughly circular shape from which the geometric center is relatively equal in all directions
Prorupted State a state that exhibits a narrow, elongated land extension leading away from the main territory
Perforated State a state whose territory completely surrounds that of another state
Elongated State a state whose territory is long and narrow in shape
Landlocked State a state that does not have a direct outlet to the sea
Fragmented State a state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory
Nationalism belief in the right of each people to be an independent nation
Buffer State a small neutral state between two rival powers
Balkanization division of a region into smaller hostile regions
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