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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
|a sovereign state that comprises a town and the surrounding countryside
|the effort by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles on such territory
|a territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than being completely independent
|state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly
|state with a long and narrow shape
|state that allocates strong power to units of local government within the country
|state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory
|a zone where no state exercises complete political control
|the process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose of benefiting the party in power
|control of territory already occupied and organized by and indigenous society
|state that lacks a direct outlet to the sea because it is completely surrounded by several other countries
|state with very small land area
|a state that completely surrounds another one
|an otherwise compact state with a large projecting extension
|a country's independence from control of its internal affairs by other states
|an area organized into a political unit and ruled by an established government that has control over its internal and foreign affairs
|state that places most power in the hands of central government officials
|Monaco encompasses only 1.5 square kilometers. What type of state is it?
|What were the first states to evolve in Mesopotamia?
|European states established colonies in the world for what three reasons?
|God, gold, and glory
|What is a state seperated from its neighbors by?
|Ideally, this type of state would be shaped like a circle, with the capital at the center and the shortest possible boundaries to defend.
|What are created to provide a state with access to a resource or to seperate two state that otherwise would share a boundary?
|An example of this type of state is Chile, because it has a long and narrow shape.
|What type of state is seperated by water or intervening states?
|Lesotho is an example of what type of state?
|South Africa is an example of what type of state?
|Historically, what seperated states instead of boundaries?
|What are mountain, desert, and water boundaries?
|What are geometric, religious, and language boundaries?
|In recent years, there has been a strong global trend toward what type of government?
|What process was named for Elbridge Gerry, governor of Massachusetts from 1810-1812?
|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?
|The military alliance among 16 democratic states the most European states joined after World War II is called what?
|What is Western Europe's most important economis organization?
|In 1871, after combinging its patchwork of small states, what did Germany emerge as?
|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?
|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?
|Several states in what area have provided support for terrorism in recent years?