CHAPTER 8 VOCAB - C HAPTER 8 VOCAB! -Balance of power: A...

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CHAPTER 8 VOCAB! -Balance of power: A condition of roughly equal strength between opposing alliances Ex ample: The British entered alliances to restore the balance of power and prevent any other state from becoming too strong -Boundary: An invisible line marking a state’s territory Example: There is a boundary separating United States and Canada -City-state: A sovereign state that comprises a town and the surrounding countryside Example: The first states to evolve in Mesopotamia were city-states -Colonialism: the effort by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic and cultural principles on such territory Example: United Kingdom is the largest colonial empire -Colony: A territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than being completely independent Example: European countries divided Africa into many different colonies during the 19 th century -Compact state: The distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly Example: Kenya in Africa
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2011 for the course APHUG 102 taught by Professor Cray during the Spring '11 term at Highlands GA.

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CHAPTER 8 VOCAB - C HAPTER 8 VOCAB! -Balance of power: A...

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