Geo - Chapter 8 - nationhood, clearly defining borders, and...

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Alex Fish Human Geography – Chapter 8 Political Geography: the study of political organization of the world. State: a politically organized territory with a permanent population, a defined territory, and a government Territoriality: the attempt by an individual or group to affect, influence, or control people, phenomena, and relationships, by delimiting and asserting control over a geographic area. Sovereignty: having the last say over a territory, politically and militarily. Territorial Integrity: the right to defend your territory if you are sovereign. Peace of Westphalia: the event that marked the beginning of the modern state. It concluded europe’s most destructive internal struggle over religion and contained new language recognizing statehood and
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Unformatted text preview: nationhood, clearly defining borders, and guarantees of security. Mercantilism: led to the accumulation of wealth through plunder, colonization, and the protection of home industries and foreign markets. Nation: a culturally defined group of people with shared past and a common duture who relate to a territory and have political goals. Nation-State: a politically organized area in which nation and state occupy the same space. Democracy: the idea that people are the ultimate sovereign. Multinational State: s state with more than one nation inside its borders. Multistate nation: a nation stretches across borders and across states. Stateless nations: nations that do not have a state, Palestine...
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