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october 31 - Defining states o State = political unit with...

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10/31/06 Defining states o State = political unit with defined territory (with an established government that administers that territory) USA = 50 states? Country Sovereignty = independence from control Antarctica = not part of a state Geopolitics = state power to control space and territory, and foreign policy and political relations o Friedrich Ratzel (1844-1904) Darwinism => Social Darwinism State ~ biological organism Problems defining states: Korea, one state or two? o Colony of Japan o Post WWII => North (USSR)/South (USA) o Korean War (North Korea invades South Korea), 1950-1953 38 th parallel Problems defining states: China and Taiwan, one state or two? o Civil War, 1940s (Communists vs. Nationalists) o Communist victory, 1949 Nationalists flee to Taiwan o Two sovereign states? Size and shape of states o Russia to Monaco (microstate) o Size and shape affect administration and unity Compact efficient circle with capital right in the middle is most efficient
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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 UGA.

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