Most ________ states gained independence after 1940.
Based on the data in the table, which of the following is a possible impact of ethnic and religious diversity in Iraq?
When not all people within a state identify with the dominant sense of nationality, movements for separation of nation and territory may arise. All of the following are examples EXCEPT:
Which of the following is the correct organizational scale for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)?
The European state idea spread throughout the world through
Based on the map, which of the following can be identified as a true statement about Northern Ireland?
Which of the following possible political effects is implied by the data in the table?
One of the most powerful impacts of colonialism was the construction of a global order characterized by great differences in
The highly uneven distribution of economic and political power that developed from colonialism was due to the concentration of wealth brought back to
Wallerstein’s views expressed in world systems theory hold that the global integrating force has been
Which of the following best explains why the region of Catalonia in Spain could be a viable country?
Which of the following terms identifies the type of regions shown in the dark gray-shaded areas on the map?
__________ is an example of a country which was never a classical colonial power.
The boundaries of independent African states were drawn at the Berlin Conference and were essentially drawn
According to Hartshorne, forces that help build unity in a state are called:
Nigeria is a state with a federal system of government. This fact is reflected in the adoption of _________ law in the states of the Muslim North.
The movement of power from the central government to regional governments is referred to as ___
Owing to their localized geography or their locations on islands or peninsulas, many small political entities such as those labeled on the political map of the world can be identified as
Scotland and Wales are to the UK as ____________ are to Spain.
Based on the map above, which of the following best explains the implications of physical geography as the Kurds continue to struggle for an independent state in their ethnic homeland?
An official boundary between countries is a
Which is an example of an allocational boundary dispute?
Geometric boundaries, totally unrelated to any aspects of the cultural or physical landscape, were made considerable use of by the European colonial powers in
In 1943, Sir Alfred Mackinder wrote about his heartland theory, expressing concerns over the potential of Stalin’s control of the countries of Eastern Europe. His views led to the development of the United States’ containment policy and to the establishment of
The map above shows the countries in Africa where private investors and foreign governments have leased farmland for large-scale commercial farming. Usually much of the food produced is bound for wealthier nations. This practice is an example of
Technically supranationalism refers to efforts by ______ or more states to forge associations for common advantage and in pursuit of common goals.
Participation in the United Nations serves the useful purpose of committing states to do all of the following EXCEPT:
Which of the following best explains the political pattern shown in the table?
The European Union’s future expansion into the Muslim realm by the inclusion of __________ is highly controversial and strongly opposed by Greece.
According to Alexander Murphy, attachment to region and to the European Union is greater than attachment to the state in
The shape of North Carolina’s Twelfth Congressional District, shown above, is most likely the result of