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Unit 3 political ter

Unit 3 geography political terms

A group of people with a common culture living in a territory and having a strong sense of unity Nation
An independent unit that occupies a specific territory and has full control of its internal and external affairs State
When a nation and a state occupy the same territory Nation-State
Citizens hold political power Democracy
A ruling family headed by a king of a queen hold political power Monarchy
An individual holds complete political power dictatorship
Nearly all political power and means of production are held by the government Communism
A country surrounded by other land and with no direct outlet to the sea landlocked
A boundary based on physical features on the land, such as rivers, lakes or chains of mountains Natural
A boundary based on latitude or longitude lines Artificial/Geometric
What government elects representatives to make and enforce laws Democratic Republic
What government is controlled by the rich and/or wealthy elites? Aristocracy
What is a Theocracy? A government run by religion
What philosophy promotes supreme loyalty to your country? Nationalism
Under what idea do countries create colonies to support its economy? Colonialism
Created by: jstraub