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Political Geo. terms

Our terms for geography

Compact state A state that posses a roughly circular shape from which the geometric center is relatively equal in all directions.
Fragmented state A state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory.
Elongated state A state whose territory is long and narrow in shape.
Prorupted state a state that exhibits a narrow, elongated land extension leading away from the main territory
Perforated states A state whose territory completely surrounds that of another state.
Landlocked state A state that does not have a direct outlet to the sea.
Democracy A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
Communism A type of government in which the government owns everything and tries to evenly distribute it all among its citizens.
Monarchy A form of government with a king and/or queen at the head.
Theocracy A system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god.
Republic A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives.
Aristocracy A form of government in which power is held by the nobility.
Oligarchy A small group of people having control of a state.
Cooperate Act jointly; work toward the same end.
Political Of or relating to the ideas or strategies of a particular party or group in politics.
Military Of, relating to, or characteristic of soldiers or armed forces
Economic Justified in terms of profitability.
Created by: Benzin