GEO 103-900 Chapter Review for Chapter 2

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GEO 103-900 Chapter Review for Chapter 2 Colonialism: Rule by a self-governing power over a subsidiary and foreign people and place. Imperialism: The drive toward the creation and expansion of a colonial empire and, once established, its upholding. Russification: Demographic resettlement policies pursued by the central planners of the Soviet Empire, whereby ethnic Russians were encouraged to emigrate form the Russian Republic to the 14 non-Russian republics of the USSR. Federation: A political structure wherein a central government represents the various subnational entities within a nation-state where they have common interests- defense, current affairs, etc- yet allows these various entities to retain their own identities and to have their own laws, policies, and customs in certain places. Collectivization: The reorganization of a country’s agriculture under communism that involves
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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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