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Geo ch.8 (2)

Political Geography

terrorism the threatened or actual use of illegal force and violence by a non-state actor to attain a political, economic, religious, or social goal through fear, coercion, or intimidation
Institute for Economics & Peace and the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) developed several criteria that must be met for an incident to be considered terrorism - intentional, violence, and not including acts from one state against another state
Reign of Terror French Revolution between March 1793 and July 1794
Maximilien Robespierre guillotined thousands of political opponents during the Reign of Terror
boundary an invisible line that marks the extent of a state’s territory
frontier a zone where no state exercises complete political control
cultural boundary distribution of cultural features
geometric boundary human constructs such as straight lines or parallels of latitudes
physical boundary significant features on the landscape
Lake Albert boundary between DR Congo and Uganda
Lake Victoria boundary between Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda
Lake Tanganyika boundary between Burundi, DR Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia
Lake Malawi/Lake Nyasa boundary between Malawi and Mozambique
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea defines the rights and responsibilities of countries with respect to the use of the world’s oceans and the management of marine resources
territorial waters 12 nautical miles from shore, rules about ships from other states
contigious zone 12-24 nautical miles, laws regarding pollution, taxation, customs, and immigration
exclusive economic zone 24-200 miles, state has the sole right to marine life
US and Canada boundary 2,100-kilometer (1,300-mile) line along 49° north latitude
Quebec and New York/Vermont boundary 45° north latitude
Alaska and Yukon Territory boundary along the north-south arc of 141° west longitude
Antarctic Treaty signed in 1959 by 47 states – provides legal framework for managing Antarctica - no military activites, only scientific research
Lomonosov Ridge claimed by both Russia and Denmark
compact state the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly - ideally would be shaped like a circle
prorupted state an otherwise compact state with a large projecting extension - created to get access to a resource or to separate two states
perforated state a state that completely surrounds another one
elongated state has a long and narrow shape
fragmented state includes several discontinuous pieces of territory
Tanzania created in 1964 as union of Zanzibar island and Tanganyika
landlocked state lacks a direct outlet to a sea because it is completely surrounded by other countries
gerrymandering redrawing legislative boundaries to benefit the party in power
Elbridge Gerry governor of Massachusetts and vice president of the United States - redrew a district to benefit his party - people said it looked like a salamander - gerrymander cartoon
cracking form of gerrymandering where like-minded voters are spread across several districts to prevent them from reaching a majority in any of them
packing form of gerrymandering where like-minded voters are stacked in one district to prevent them from affecting elections in other districts
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