Political Geography

Political Geography - 10/17/2007 3:00:00 PM Political...

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17/10/2007 15:00:00 Political Geography Where are states? Problems of definition? Development of the state concept Geopolitical theories o States have sovereignty, geographies do not consider Colorado a  state. U.S.A. is. Territories are not states Why do boundaries cause problems? Shapes-This is mostly rubbish o Will not test Types Boundaries inside of states- gerrymandering Political Fragmentatio n
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17/10/2007 15:00:00 State as an organism developed by Friedrich Ratzel- influenced by social Darwinism o described a state as an organism and geopolitics were survival of the  fittest/state o unlike organisms, states can become young again o states grow by population expansion what was is important was the boundaries were dynamic. Not  static. o states grow by absorbing smaller units o the frontier reflects strength and growth, it is not permanent
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