Political Geography - landing – Law of the Sea 117...

Info icon This 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
Image of page 1

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

View Full Document Right 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
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
Image of page 3

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

View Full Document Right 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
Image of page 4
Image of page 5

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

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
Image of page 7

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

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern