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what is terror


a condition of roughly equal strength between opposing alliances balance of power
an invisible line marking the extent of a state's territory boundary
a sovereign state that comprises a town and the surrounding countryside city-state
the effort by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles on such territory colonialism
a territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than being completely independent colony
state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly compact state
state with a long and narrow shape elongated state
state that allocates strong power to units of local government within the country federal state
state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory fragmented state
a zone where no state exercises complete political control frontier
the process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose of benefiting the party in power gerrymandering
control of territory already occupied and organized by and indigenous society imperialism
state that lacks a direct outlet to the sea because it is completely surrounded by several other countries landlocked state
state with very small land area microstate
a state that completely surrounds another one perforated state
an otherwise compact state with a large projecting extension prorupted state
a country's independence from control of its internal affairs by other states sovereignty
an area organized into a political unit and ruled by an established government that has control over its internal and foreign affairs state
state that places most power in the hands of central government officials unitary state
Monaco encompasses only 1.5 square kilometers. What type of state is it? microstate
What were the first states to evolve in Mesopotamia? city-states
European states established colonies in the world for what three reasons? God, gold, and glory
What is a state seperated from its neighbors by? boundary
Ideally, this type of state would be shaped like a circle, with the capital at the center and the shortest possible boundaries to defend. compact state
What are created to provide a state with access to a resource or to seperate two state that otherwise would share a boundary? proruptions
An example of this type of state is Chile, because it has a long and narrow shape. elongated state
What type of state is seperated by water or intervening states? fragmented state
Lesotho is an example of what type of state? landlocked state
South Africa is an example of what type of state? perforated state
Historically, what seperated states instead of boundaries? frontiers
What are mountain, desert, and water boundaries? physical boundaries
What are geometric, religious, and language boundaries? cultural boundaries
In recent years, there has been a strong global trend toward what type of government? federal government
What process was named for Elbridge Gerry, governor of Massachusetts from 1810-1812? gerrymandering
Why do states cooperate with each other? political, military, and economic benefits
What organization was created at the end of World War II by the victorious Allies and is now the most important international organization? United Nations
The military alliance among 16 democratic states the most European states joined after World War II is called what? NATO
What is Western Europe's most important economis organization? European Union
In 1871, after combinging its patchwork of small states, what did Germany emerge as? nation-state
What differs from assassinations and other acts of political violence because the attacks are aimed at ordinary people rather than at military targets or political leaders? terrorism
On September 11, 2001, the Twin Towers were destroyed in what U.S. city? New York City
What network was founded by Osama bin Laden and was responsible or implicated in most of the anti-U.S. terrorism during the 1990s and the September 11, 2001 attack? Al-Qaeda
Several states in what area have provided support for terrorism in recent years? Middle East
Created by: katybug17
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