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ap hg ch 8 vocab
|balance of power
|an equilibrium of power between nations
|a line or natural feature that divides one area from another
|a city with political and economic control over the surrounding countryside
|Attempt by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles in another territory.
|a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
|The economic association organized by the communist states
|A state that posses a roughly circular shape from which the geometric center is relatively equal in all directions.
|A state whose territory is long and narrow in shape.
|an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members
|A system where a central government looks after larger national issues and provincial government looks after local issues, An internal organization of a state that allocates most powers to units of local government.
|A state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory.
|A zone separating two states in which neither state exercises political control.
|the drawing of legislative district boundaries to benefit a party, group, or incumbent
|A policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries poitically, socially, and economically.
|state surrounded by other land with no direct outlet to the sea
|A state or territory that is small in both size and population.
|North Atlantic Treaty Organization; an alliance made to defend one another if they were attacked by any other country; US, England, France, Canada, Western European countries
|A state whose territory completely surrounds that of another state.
|A state that exhibits a narrow, elongated land extension, leading away from the main territory.
|when a state becomes independent and can handle internal and international conflicts.
|the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state
|An internal organization of a state that places most power in the hands of central government officials.
|an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
|treaty signed in 1945 that formed an alliance of the Eastern European countries behind the Iron Curtain; USSR, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania