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Chapter 8 Rubenstein

AP Human Geography - Vocab - 8

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State Area organized into a political unit and ruled by an est. government that has control over its internal and foreign affairs.
Sovereignty Independance form control of its internal affairs by other states.
Microstates States with very small land areas.
City-State Sovereign state that comprises a town and the surrounding countryside.
Colony Territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than being completely independent.
Colonialism effort by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles on such territory.
Imperialism Control of a territory already occupied and organized by and indigenous society.
Boundary Invisible line marking the extent of a state's territory.
Compact State Distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly.
Prorupted state Otherwise compact state with a large projecting extension.
Elongated states States with a long and narrow shape.
Fragmented state Includes several discontinuous pieces of territory.
Perforated state State that completely surrounds another.
Landlocked state Lacks direct outlet to the sea.
Frontier Zone where no state exercises complete political control.
Unitary State Places most power in the hands of central government officials.
Federal State Allocates strong power to units of local government within a country.
Gerrymandering Redrawing boundaries for the purpose of benefiting the party in power.
Created by: rbaxley on 2010-12-05



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