Political Geography

Political Geography - landing Law of the Sea: 117 countries...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–8. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Political Geography Political Geography Types of Boundaries Types of Boundaries
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Frontier Frontier Zone where no state exercises complete political control Tangible area of separation Either uninhabited or sparsely settled Most frontiers are replaced by boundaries The frontiers left are in Antarctica and Arabian Peninsula
Background image of page 2
Physical boundaries: mountains, deserts, water Physical boundaries: mountains, deserts, water Mountains: effective if difficult to cross Permanent Sparsely settled Desert: difficult to cross Sparsely settled Water: rivers, lakes, oceans Readily visible Relatively unchanging
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Physical boundaries, cont Physical boundaries, cont Water: continued Esp. common in E Africa Good protection against attack; the state being invaded can concentrate defense at
Background image of page 4
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 6
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 8
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: landing Law of the Sea: 117 countries signed in 1983; standardized territorial limits at 12 nautical miles (14 land miles) Cultural Boundaries Cultural Boundaries Ethnicity, language, religion, geometry Geometry: example US/Canadian border Religion: India/Pakistan Language: Europe Why do boundaries between states Why do boundaries between states cause problems? cause problems? In regards to ethnicities: state can have more than one ethnic group; one ethnic group is split between two states One State with Many Nationalities One State with Many Nationalities Multinational states contain two or more nationalities with tradition of self-determination Cyprus Soviet Union Russia Cyprus Cyprus Mediterranean...
View Full Document

Page1 / 8

Political Geography - landing Law of the Sea: 117 countries...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 8. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online