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Political Geography

Compact State A state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly
Elongated State A state with a long, narrow shape
Fragmented State A state that includes several discontinuous territories
Landlocked State A state without access to the sea
Perforated State A state that completely surrounds another one
Prorupted State An adhesive compact state with a large expansion
Enclave An enclosed territory with a foreign territory around it
Exclave A part of a country that is separated from the rest of the country and surrounded by a foreign territory
Gerrymandering The redrawing of legislative boundaries entirely for electoral purposes, thereby benefiting the party in power
Subsequent Boundary Drawn boundary made with regard to ethnic differences
Geometric Political Boundary Boundary drawn with straight lines and arcs, as opposed to irregular lines and shapes
Antecedent Boundary A boundary that was drawn across an area prior to the area becoming substantially-populated
Physical Political Boundary A state's border that corresponds to a natural, real-life boundary
Superimposed Boundary A boundary made through colonization without regard to prior ethnic/cultural patterns
Created by: ddenson80