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AP: 4.1 Vocab

Word and Definition of each word

Boundary invisible line that makes the extent of a states territory
City State Own political system and functional independently from there city state
Compact state State when the distance from the center to only boundary does not vary significantly
Elongated state state with long narrow shape
fragmented state state that includes several discounts pieces of territory
Frontier zone separating 2 states neither states exercise political control
Land looked state state does not have a direct out look to the sea
Nation state citizen or subjects are relatively homogeneous in factors such as common descent
Perforated State territorial shape exhibits narrow, elongated land extension leading away form the main body of the territory
Self-determination ability of a government to determine their own course of their own free will
Sovereignty government free from external control
Organic Theory country behaves like an organism- survive a state requires nourishment or territory, to gain political power
Heartland Theory control of Eastern Europe was vital to control the world.
Rim-land Theory domination of the coastal fringes of Eurasia would provided that base for world conquest
Nation politically organized body of people under a single government
Autonomous Region area of a country that has a degree of autonomy or has freedom form an external authority
Stateless nation does not posses its own state and is not the majority population in any nation state
Multistate nation nation without a nation
Satellite state country which formally independent, but under heavy influence or control by another country
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