Chapter 8 Vocabulary - Political Geography

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  • 1. 
    A politically organized territory that is administered by a sovereign government and is recognized by a significant portion of the international community. A state has a defined territory, a permanent population, a government, and is recognized by other states.
    • A. 

      County

    • B. 

      City

    • C. 

      State

    • D. 

      Region

  • 2. 
    In political geography, a country's or more local community's sense of property and attachment towards its territory, as expressed by its determination to keep it inviolable and strongly defended.
    • A. 

      Territoriality

    • B. 

      Mercantilism

    • C. 

      Sovereignty

    • D. 

      Territorial integrity

  • 3. 
    A principle of international relations that holds that final authority over social, economic, and political matters should rest with the legitimate rulers of independent states.
    • A. 

      Territoriality

    • B. 

      State

    • C. 

      Peace of westphalia

    • D. 

      Sovereignty

  • 4. 
    The right of a state to defend sovereign territory against incursion from other states.
    • A. 

      Multistate nation

    • B. 

      Territorial integrity

    • C. 

      Nation

    • D. 

      Mercantilism

  • 5. 
    Theoretically, a recognized member of the modern state system possessing formal sovereignty and occupied by a people who see themselves as a single, united nation. Most nations and states aspire to this form, but it is realized almost nowhere. Nonetheless, in common parlance, nation-state is used as a synonym for country or state.
    • A. 

      Nation

    • B. 

      Nation-state

    • C. 

      State

    • D. 

      Multinational state

  • 6. 
    Physical process whereby the colonizer takes over another place, putting its own government in charge and either moving its own people into the place or bringing in indentured outsiders to gain control of the people and the land.
    • A. 

      Colonialism

    • B. 

      Multistate nation

    • C. 

      Territoriality

    • D. 

      Stateless nation

  • 7. 
     economic model wherein people, corporations, and states produce goods and exchange them on the world market, with the goal of achieving profit.
    • A. 

      Socialism

    • B. 

      Capitalism

    • C. 

      Communism

    • D. 

      Dictatorship

  • 8. 
    The process through which something is given monetary value. Commodification occurs when a good or idea that previously was not regarded as an object to be bought and sold is turned into something that has a particular price and that can be traded in a market economy
    • A. 

      Core

    • B. 

      Periphery

    • C. 

      Commodification

    • D. 

      Territoriality

  • 9. 
    Processes that incorporate higher levels of education, higher salaries, and more technology; generate more wealth than periphery processes in the world-economy.
    • A. 

      Centripetal

    • B. 

      Semi-periphery

    • C. 

      Periphery

    • D. 

      Core

  • 10. 
    Processes that incorporate lower levels of education, lower salaries, and less technology; and generate less wealth than core processes in the world-economy.
    • A. 

      Core

    • B. 

      Periphery

    • C. 

      Semi-periphery

    • D. 

      Commodification

  • 11. 
    Places where core and periphery processes are both occurring; places that are exploited by the core but in turn exploit the periphery.
    • A. 

      Semi-periphery

    • B. 

      Periphery

    • C. 

      Core

    • D. 

      State

  • 12. 
    Forces that tend to unify a country--such as widespread commitment to a national culture, shared ideological objectives, and a common faith.
    • A. 

      Centripetal

    • B. 

      Centrifugal

    • C. 

      Unitary

    • D. 

      Periphery

  • 13. 
    Forces that tend to separate a country--such as internal religious, linguistic, ethnic, or ideological differences.
    • A. 

      Centripetal

    • B. 

      Centrifugal

    • C. 

      Federal

    • D. 

      Devolution

  • 14. 
    A nation-state that has a centralized government and administration that exercises power equally over all parts of the state.
    • A. 

      Centrifugal

    • B. 

      Devolution

    • C. 

      Ability

    • D. 

      Unitary

  • 15. 
    The process whereby regions within a state demand and gain political strength and growing autonomy at the expense of the central government.
    • A. 

      Devolution

    • B. 

      Gerrymandering

    • C. 

      Reapportionment

    • D. 

      Territorial representation

  • 16. 
    System wherein each representative is elected from a territorially defined district
    • A. 

      gerrymandering

    • B. 

      Territorial representation

    • C. 

      Splitting

    • D. 

      Majority-minority districts

  • 17. 
    Process by which representative districts are switched according to population shifts, so that each district encompasses approximately the same number of people.
    • A. 

      Reapportionment

    • B. 

      Gerrymandering

    • C. 

      Devolution

    • D. 

      Geometric boundary

  • 18. 
    Redistricting for advantage, or the practice of dividing areas into electoral districts to give one political party an electoral majority in a large number of districts while concentrating the voting strength of the opposition in as few districts as possible
    • A. 

      Boundary

    • B. 

      Majority-minority districts

    • C. 

      Physical-political boundary

    • D. 

      Gerrymandering

  • 19. 
    World order in which one state is in a position of dominance with allies following rather than joining the political decision-making process.
    • A. 

      Boundary

    • B. 

      Unilateralism

    • C. 

      Critical geopolitics

    • D. 

      Heartland theory

  • 20. 
    Political boundary defined and delimited (and occasionally demarcated) by a prominent physical feature in the natural landscape--such as a river or the crest ridges of a mountain range.
    • A. 

      Critical geopolitics

    • B. 

      Boundary

    • C. 

      Physical-political boundary

    • D. 

      Unilateralism

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