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AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY -
|an area organized into a political unit and ruled by an established government that has control over its internal and foreign affairs.
|Independence from control of its internal affairs by other states.
|a sovereign state that comprises a town and the surrounding countryside.
|a territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than being completely independent.
|The effort by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles on such territory.
|Control of a territory already occupied and organized by an indigenous society.
|something that indicates bounds or limits
|The distance from the center of the state to any boundary does not vary significantly.
|A compact state with large projecting extensions.
|State with a long and narrow shape.
|A state with several discontinuous pieces of territory.
|A state that completely surrounds another.
|a State completely surrounded by several other countries. (Does not have a coastline)
|A zone where no state exercises complete political control.
|The process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose of benefiting the party in power.
|Balance of power
|A condition of roughly equal strength between opposing alliances.
|places the most power in the hands of the central government officials.
|allocates strong power to units of local government within the country.
|States with very small land areas
|major physical features such as deserts, mountain ranges, and/or water bodies that serve as a means of separation, i.e., Great Lakes, Pyrenees Mountains, and Sahara Desert
|straight lines that serve as political boundaries that are unrelated to physical and /or cultural differences
|cultural political boundary
|political boundary that separates different cultures
|The most important international organization created at the end of WW II whose purpose is the keep world peace.
|Organizations of countries who agree to help each other militarily if attacked by another country. Examples - NATO, Warsaw Pact, OSCE.
|The systematic use of violence by a group in order to intimidate a population or coerce a government into granting its demands.