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APHG Ch.8 Vocab
AP Human Geography Vocabulary for Chapter 8: Political Geography
|A country that is run according to the interests of the ruler rather than the people.
|A country that is not fully democratic or autocratic, but rather displays a mix of the two.
|Balance of Power
|Condition of roughly equal strength between opposing countries or alliances of countries.
|A sovereign state comprising a city and it's immediate hinterland (a remote region).
|Attempt by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles in another territory.
|A state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly.
|A country in which citizens elect leaders and can run for office.
|A state with a long, narrow shape.
|An international organization of a state that allocates most powers to units of a local government.
|A zone separating two states in which neither state exercises political control.
|Process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose of benefiting the party in power.
|Control of territory already occupied and organized by an indigenous society.
|A state that does not have a direct outlet to the sea.
|A state that contains more than one ethnicity.
|A state that contains two or more ethnic groups with traditions of self-determination that agree to coexist peacefully by recognizing each other as distinct nationalities.
|A state that encompasses a very small land area.
|A state whose territory corresponds to that occupied by a particular ethnicity that has been transformed into a nationality.
|A state that completely surrounds another one.
|An otherwise compact state with large projecting extension.
|The concept that ethnicities have the right to govern themselves.
|Ability of a state to govern its territory free from control of its internal affairs by other states.
|An area organized into a political unit and ruled by an established government with control over its internal and foreign affairs.
|The systematic use of violence by a group on order to intimidate a population or coerce a government into granting its demands.
|An internal organization of a state that places most power in the hands of central government officials.
|Invisible line that marks the extent of a state's territory.
|A territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than completely independent.