The most correct usage of the word, "state," in terms of political geography is when it is used to refer to a ____________.
|A)||a community of people with a common culture|
|B)||sovereign political entity|
|C)||political unit of a federal government|
|D)||B & C|
|E)||none of the above|
Relatively few true nation-states exist. Which of the following comes closest to meeting the definition in Europe?
Which of the following are stateless nations?
|E)||All of the Above|
The concept of the modern state is an 18th century idea. It diffused from what region of the world?
|B)||Africa South of the Sahara|
|E)||None of the above|
Geographic characteristics of a state such as size and shape have no influence upon the stability and power of political entities.
Russia occupies over 10% of the earth's land surface.
Approximately what fraction of the UN General Assembly votes is controlled by the Alliance of Small Island States?
Characteristics of a state such as shape and size can be offset by location.
Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, is frequently given as the classic example of a forward-thrust capital. Which of the following is a more recent example of such a relocation of a capital?
|D)||London, United Kingdom|
The 49th Parallel is used as the boundary between the United States and Canada. It is considered to be a geometric boundary.
Natural and geometric boundaries are one way to classify boundaries, but there are other categorizations, too. What type of boundary classification best categorizes the Pakistan-India boundary?
|C)||superimposed and subsequent|
Nationalism can be both a centripetal force as well as a centrifugal force when it comes to state-building.
In order for devolution to take place, separatist autonomist movements must first have _________________.
|A)||military force and nationality|
|B)||territory and an unsatisfied sense of nationalism|
|C)||territory and substantial funding|
|D)||substantial funding and military force|
The Heartland Theory of Mackinder was countered in geopolitics by Spykman's _____________________.
Multistate cooperative systems are purely a post-WWII political phenomenon.
The Hanseatic League is an early example of a multistate cooperative system.
Maritime boundary claims began to focus more upon resource protection than upon national security and commercial interests starting in 1945 with the ___________________.
How many zones of diminishing control are established in the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea?
What is the distance of territorial control of a country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ)?
|A)||12 nm (19 km)|
|B)||24 nm (38 km)|
|C)||200 nm (370 km)|
|D)||over 200 nm (over 370 km)|
Acronyms are important to recognize when dealing with global supranational organizations. Which of the following is a crucial economic multistate alliance?
In general, the expansion of the European Union is headed in what direction?
Which of the following former Warsaw Pact member states has not joined NATO?
The excess vote technique is an effective way to gerrymander a group so that it wins a few seats but never the majority control in a government, thereby giving the illusion of representative democracy.
The proliferation of sub-national governmental entities is a condition more characteristic of which of the following countries?
The term gerrymandering has its origins in Massachusetts.
Belgium, a nation-state in Europe houses the Flemish and the Wallons. Belgium is said to be a(n)
|C)||2 part nation state.|
Which of the following is considered and be an enclave?
Suppose that Kim- Il-sung, the premier of the People's Democratic Republic of North Korea claims that many Koreans living in South Korea are asking for unification of the 2 Koreas. Kim- Il-sung decides to invade South Korea with the intention to unify the 2 Koreas. This action would be best described as
|A)||a functional dispute.|
The devolution of the United Kingdom is an example of
|C)||increased state control.|
|D)||a movement toward anarchy.|
The bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995 by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols would be considered an example of
|D)||A and C.|