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Mrs. Kidd Chapter 5

Political Geography-United Nations by Luca

the spatial analysis of political phenomena and processes. Political Geography
the tally of each individual's vote within a given geographic area. Popular Vote
a state that exhibits a narrow, elongated land extension leading away from the main territory. Prorupted State
the process of reallocation of electoral seats to defined territories. Reapportionment
a state whose territory is in a rectangular shape. Rectangular State
the drawing of new electoral district boundary lines in response to population changes. Redistricting
Old political boundaries that no longer exist as international borders, but that have left an enduring mark on the local cultural or environmental geography. Relic Boundary
Nicholas Spykman's theory that the domination of the coastal fringes of Eurasia would provide the base for world conquest. Rimland Theory
the right of a nation to govern itself autonomously. Self-determination
supreme or independent political power. Sovereignty
a politically organized territory that is administered by a sovereign government and is recognized by the international community. State
rights and powers believed to be in the authority of the state rather than the federal government. State's Rights
boundary line established after an area has been settled that considers the social and cultural characteristics of an area. Subsequent Boundaries
boundary line drawn in an area ignoring the existing cultural pattern. Superimposed Boundaries
organization of three or more states to promote shared objectives. Supranational Organization
any dispute over land ownership. Territorial Dispute
political organization that distributes political power in more easily governed units of land. Territorial Organization
a state whose government is either believed to be divinely guided or a state under the control of a group of religious leaders. Theocracy
a state governed constitutionally as a unit, without internal divisions or a federalist delegation of powers. Unitary State
a global supranational organization established at the end of World War II to foster international security and cooperation. United Nations
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