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Unformatted text preview: the expropriation of private holdings and their incorporation into relatively large-scale units, which are farmed and administered cooperatively by those who live there. Command economy: The tightly controlled economic system of the former USSR, whereby central planners in Moscow assigned the production of particular foods to particular places, often guided mor by sot ideals than the principles of economic geography. Distance decay: The various degenerative effects of distance on human spatial structures and interactions. Heartland theory: A hypothesis that any political power based on the heart of Eurasia could gain sufficient strength to eventually dominate the world. Core area: The national heartland of a nation state (largest population cluster, most productive region, and greatest centrality and accessibility)....
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course GEO 103 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Temple.
- Fall '10