Chapter 8 Political Geography Worksheet.pdf

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Key Issue 1: Where Are States Distributed? Pages 266-269 ***Always keep your key term packet out whenever you take notes from Rubenstein. As the terms come up in the text, think through the significance of the term. 1. Define state : an area organized into a political unit and ruled by an established government that has control over its internal and foreign affairs 2. Define microstate: states with very small land areas 3. Define sovereignty : independence from control of its internal affairs by other states 4. List the 6 largest states in order. Russia, Canada, United States of America, People’s Republic of China, Brazil, Australia 5. How many microstates are recognized? What do many have in common? List 6 that you can find on a map, and state where they are. (If you can only come up with 3 on your own, you’ll have to look up three more!) Malta, Monaco, Vatican City, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein are all in Europe 6. There is some disagreement about how many states there actually are in the world because of regions which may, or may not, actually be states. Complete the chart to demonstrate three cases. Korea (North & South) People’s Democratic Republic of China ( China ) and/or Republic of China ( Taiwan ) Western Sahara or Sahrawi Republic One state if you agree that… The two occupational zones of North and South Korea, count as one country. Also, because three year war never ended, the country is still one sovereign state. One state if you agree that… Taiwan is not sovereign but a part of China. One state if you agree that… An independent Sahrawi Republic was declared by the Polisario Front and recognized by most African countries.
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Two states if you agree that… They both should exercise sovereignty over the entire Korean peninsula. Two states if you agree that… China (officially the People’s Republic of China) and Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) are separate and sovereign states. No state if you agree that… Morocco claims the entire territory of the Western Sahara and there is no independent Sahrawi Republic. 7. Define self-determination : The concept that ethnicities have the right to govern themselves. Key Issue 2: Why Are Nation-States Difficult to Create? Pages 270-279 1. Complete the graphic organizers on the topics indicated below as they related to the history of the concept of political states and their developments. Ancient States The development of states in ancient times can be traced to a region of Southwest Asia known as the Fertile Crescent. The first states to evolve in Mesopotamia were known as city-states. Periodically, one city or tribe in Mesopotamia would gain military dominance over the others and form an empire. Medieval States Political unity in the ancient world reached its height with the establishment of the Roman Empire.
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