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APHG Unit 4 Government Barrons & Rubenstein
|A boundary line established before an area is populated
|forces that tend to divide a country.
|Forces that bond a country together.
|Commonwealth of independent states
|Confederacy of independent states of independent states of the former soviet Union that have united because of their common economic and administrative needs.
|A state that posses a roughly circular shape from which the geometric center is relatively equal in all directions.
|A form of an international organization that brings several autonomous states together for a common purpose.
|The idea that political destabilization in one country can lead to collapse of political stability in neighboring countries, setting off a chain reaction of collapse.
|Geographic separation between the largely democratic and free-market countries of Western Europe and the Americas from the communists and socialists countries of Eastern Europe and Asia
|a certain number of electors from each state proportional to and seemingly representative of that state’s population.. Each elector chooses a candidate believing they are representing their constituency’s choice.
|The decision of a particular state elector that represents the dominant views on that elector’s state.
|A state whose territory is long and narrow in shape.
|International organization comprised of Western European countries to promote free trade among members.
|A bounded territory that is part of a particular state but is separated from it by the territory of a different state.
|a system of government in which power is distributed among certain geographical territories rather than concentrated within a central government.
|A state that is not contiguous whole but rather separated parts.
|An area where borders are shifting and weak and where peoples of different cultures or nationalities meet and lay claim to the land.
|Political boundaries that are defined and delimited by straight lines.
|The study of interplay between political relations and the territorial context in which they occur.
|The designation of voting districts so as to favor a political party or candidate.
|Hypothesis proposed by Halford MacKinder that held that any political power based in the heart of Eurasia could gain enough strength to eventually dominate the world.
|The perpetuation of a colonial empire even after it is no longer politically sovereign.
|An alliance of two or more countries seeking cooperation with each other without giving up either’s autonomy or self determination.
|A state that is completely surrounded by the land of other states, which is bad for accessibility and trade.
|Law of the sea
|Law establishing states rights and responsibilities concerning the ownership and use of the earth’s seas and oceans and their resources.
|Hitler’s expansionist theory based on a drive to acquire living space for German people.
|A state or territory that is small in both size and population.
|Tightly knit group of people sharing the same language ethnicity religion and other cultural attributes.
|A sense of national pride to such extent as to exalt one nation above all others.
|A country whose population possesses a substantial degree of cultural homogeneity and unity.
|north American free trade agreement- Agreement signed on JAN. 1 1994, that allows the opening of borders between the United States Mexico and Canada.
|North Atlantic treaty organization- An international organization that has joined together for military purposes.
|The economic division between the wealthy countries of Europe and North America, Australia and Japan and generally poorer countries of Asia Africa and Latin America.
|The view that states resemble biological organisms with life cycles that include all stages of life.
|Organization of petroleum exporting countries- An internal economic organization whose member countries produce and export oil.
|A state whose territory completely surrounds that of another state.
|Political Boundaries that correspond with physical features such as mountains or rivers.
|The spatial analysis of political phenomena and processes.
|The tally of each individuals vote within a specific geographic area.
|A state that exhibits a narrow, elongated land extension, leading away from the main territory.
|The relocation of electoral seats to defined territories.
|A state whose territory is rectangular in shape.
|The drawing of a new electoral district boundary lines in response to population changes.
|Nicholas Spykman’s theory that the domination of the coastal fringes of Eurasia would provided the base for world conquest.
|The right of a nation to govern itself autonomously.
|A politically organized territory that is administered by a sovereign government and is recognized by the international community.
|Boundary line drawn in an area ignoring the existing cultural pattern.
|organization of 3 or more states to promote shared activities.
|Any dispute over land ownership
|Political organization that distributes political power in more easily governed units of land.
|A state whose government is either believed to be divinely guided or a state under the control of religious leaders.
|A global supranational organization established at the end of WWII to foster international security and cooperation.
|Balance of power
|Condition of roughly equal strength between opposing countries or alliances of countries.
|Invisible line that marks the extent of a state's territory.
|Attempt by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles in another territory.
|A territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than completely independent.
|A state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly.
|A state with a long, narrow shape.
|An internal organization of a state that allocates most powers to units of local government.
|A state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory.
|zone separating two states in which neither state
|zone separating two states in which neither state
|Process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose of benefiting the party in power.
|Control of territory already occupied and organized by an indigenous society.
|A state that does not have a direct outlet to the sea.
|A state that encompasses a very small land area. Migration Form of relocation diffusion involving permanent move to a new location.
|A state that completely surrounds another one.
|An otherwise compact state with a large projecting extension.
|Ability of a state to govern its territory free from control of its internal affairs by other states.
|An area organized into a political unit and ruled by an established government \\ith control over its internal and foreign affairs.
|An internal organization of a state that places most power in the hands of central government officials.