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Unformatted text preview: 10/24/06 Internal Organization of states o State => regional => local o Unitary state Works best with homogenous states (without as much diversity), but many multinational states have unitary governments o Federal state Power to local governments Manages diversity better If you allocate more power to local governments, it takes pressure off the central government Also, local and regional power allows for more efficient of policing of the whole territory. 20 th Century decolonization o Colonization = physical settlement o Colonialism = political and legal domination o Imperialism = direct or indirect control over territories o Decolonization = return of control to colonized people 20 th Century decolonization o North/South divide Northern (colonial powers) vs. Southern (colonies) Hemispheres o Heartland Theory Halford Mackinder Eurasia as a geographical pivot o East/West divide Communist (East) vs. non-communist (West) Not truly solidified until after WWII when the US began trying to single out and contain communist countries...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2009 for the course GEOG 1101 taught by Professor Connor during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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