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Chapter 8: Vocab.

White Book

Balance of power condition of roughly equal strength between opposing countries or alliances
Boundary invisible line that marks the extent of a states territory
City-State a sovereign state making a city and its immediate hinterland
Colonialism a country tries to establish settlements on another territory
Colony a territory legally tied to a sovereign state rather than independent
Compact state a state whose distance from the center does not vary significantly EX. Poland,Uruguay, Bolivia
Elongated state a state with a long, narrow shape EX. Italy, Chile, Gambia
Federal state an internal organization of a state that allocates most powers to units of local governments
Fragmented states a state that is in pieces EX. Hawaii, Bahamas, Indonesia
Prontier a zone separating two states
Gerrymandering redrawing legislative boundaries for benefits
Imperialism control of a territory already occupied
Landlocked State a state with no direct outlet to the sea
Microstate a state that encompasses a very small land EX. Vatican city
Perforated State a state that surrounds another one EX. Lesotho, Gambia
Prorupted State a compact state with a long extension
Sovereignty a state to govern a territory free from control of its internal affairs by others
State an area organized into a political unit and ruled by a government with control over its internal and foreign affairs
Unitary State an internal organization of a state that places most power in hands of the central government officials
Created by: melissamo1