Chapter 8: Political Geography

Flashcard Terms

Korea: One State or Two?

China and Taiwan: One State or Two?

Western Sahara (Sahrawi Republic): Morroco

Ancient States: city-states

Early European states

Colonies

Colonialism

The Few Remaining Colonies

Five basic shapes of states (just list the five on one card)

Compact State (include advantages and/or disadvantages and examples)

Prorupted States: (include advantages/disadvantages and examples)

Elongated States: (include advantages/disadvantages and examples)

Fragmented States: (include advantages/disadvantages and examples).

Perforated States: (include advantages/disadvantages and examples)

Landlocked States (examples in Africa)

Frontier

Microstate

Sovereignty

 3 Physical Boundaries (include example of each)

3 Cultural Boundaries (include example of each)

Cyprus

Unitary state: (definition and examples)

Federal state: (definition and examples)

Gerrymandering

The United Nations

NATO

OAS

Commonwealth of Nations

European Union

Al-Queda

Libya

Afghanistan

Iraq

Iran