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AP HUG Chapter 8

Balance of Power Equal strength between 2 countries
Berlin Conference 1884-1885 Regulated European colonization Trade in Africa Coincides with Germany's sudden emergence as imperial power
Boundary Invisible Line marking extent of state's territory
City-State Sovereign state comprising a city and immediate hinterland
Civil Divisions Laws or rules that separate citizens
Colonialism Country trying to pass on their economic, cultural, and political principles in another State
Colony A territory that's legally tied to a sovereign state rather than completely independent
Compact State State into which the distance from center to any boundary is equal
Devolution Transfer of powers from a state to separate locations
Elongated State A state with a long, narrow shape
EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zones) 370 km shore Has rights to exploit, explore, and manage natural resources in the seas
Federal State Internal organization of a state that distributes most powers to local government.
Fragmented State State that includes several discontinuous pieces of authority
Frontier A zone separating 2 states which neither state exercises political control
Created by: mmartin50