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Political Geo. Ch. 8

Flashcards for vocabulary found in chapter 8, Political Geography.

A state that does not have a direct outlet to the sea Landlocked state
Process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose of benefitting the party in power Gerrymandering
Control of territory already occupied and organized by an indigenous group Imperialism
A state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory Fragmented state
Condition of roughly equal strength between opposing countries or alliances of countries Balance of power
A state that encompasses a very small land area Microstate
Invisible line that marks the extent of a state's territory Boundary
A zone separating two states in which neither state exercises political control Frontier
An internal organization of a state that places most power in the hands of central government officials Unitary state
A state with a long, narrow shape Elongated state
Attempt by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles in another country Colonialism
A sovereign state comprising a city and its immediate hinterland City-state
An internal organization of a state that allocates most powers to units of local government Federal state
A state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly Compact state
An otherwise compact state with a large projecting extension Prorupted state
A territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than completely independent Colony
A state that completely surrounds another one Perforated state
Ability of a state to govern its territory free from control of its internal affairs by other states Sovereignty
An area organized into a political unit and ruled by an established government with control over its internal and foreign affairs State
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