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Chap. 8 Quiz 3 Vocab

geometric boundary political boundary defined as a straight line or an arc
physical-political boundary political boundary defined by a prominent physical feature in the natural landscape
heartland theory a geopolitical theory that any political power based in the heart of Eurasia could gain sufficient strength to eventually dominate the world
critical geopolitics process by which geopoliticians deconstruct and focus on explaining the underlying spatial assumptions and territorial perspectives of politics
unilateralism one state is in a position of dominance with allies following following rather than joining the political decision making process
supranational organization three or more nation-states involving formal political, economic, and/or cultural cooperation to promote shared objectives ex: European Union
deterritorialization the eradication of social, political, or cultural practices from their native places and populations
reterritorialization states moving to solidify control over its territory ex: solidifying borders due to concern over immigration
compact state a state that possess a roughly circular, oval, or rectangular territory
prorupted state a type of territorial shape with a narrow, elongated land extension leading away from the main body of the territory
elongated state a state whose territory is long and narrow in shape
fragmented state a state that is not a contiguous whole, but rather separated in parts
perforated state a state whose territory completely surrounds that of another state
enclave a country or part of a country that is surrounded by another
exclave a part of a country that is or almost completely separated from the main part of the country
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