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AP Human Geography

Political Boundaries don't always coincide with patterns of language, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and economy
Law of the Sea enabled states to extend their boundaries offshore
Boundaries defined, delimited, demarcated, and administered
International Boundaries establishes the limits of sovereignty, can be source of disputes
Independent States primary building blocks of the world political map
Nations The People
States Countries
Nation States idea began in Europe ex. Japan
Colonialism establishing new settlements somewhere else
Imperialism taking land from native people and making them do what you want
Territoriality connection of people, their culture, and their economic systems
Compact State ex. Poland
Elongated State have a long, narrow shape ex. Vietnam
Fragmented State broken up, in pieces ex. Indonesia
Perforated State completely surrounds another ex. South Africa
Supranationalism economies of scale, trade agreements, military alliances, and transnational environmental challenges
Devolution caused by physical geography , terrorism, economic and social problems
Centrifugal Forces divide a country
Centripetal Forces unify a country
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