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Which of the following explains why Korea and Vietnam were viewed as shatterbelts during the
Korea and Vietnam were politically controlled by regional powers.
Korea and Vietnam kept two political adversaries geographically separated.
Korea and Vietnam fragmented into new states due to internal tensions.
Korea and Vietnam tried to control land and sea areas around their states.
Korea and Vietnam experienced conflict due to a dispute between global powers.
Which of the following describes a federal form of governance?
A centralized government creates a barrier to local participation in the political process.
Autonomous regions act outside the authority of a central government.
Federal states encourage devolutionary movements and break apart quickly.
Laws are enacted in a single language to promote cultural unity.
Multiple substates have local control and are unified to pursue common goals at the national level.
The European Union is an example of
a fragmented state
a unitary state
The Berlin Conference established the borders of North African countries including Egypt, Libya, and Sudan. The landscape of these countries influenced the types of boundaries imposed by the European colonial powers. Which of the following boundary types best explains the influence of landscape on the political borders of the North African region?
Antecedent, based on tribal cultural boundaries that existed before European colonization
Subsequent, with smaller buffer states placed between larger states to prevent political conflicts
Consequent, accounting for local differences in language and religion during European colonization
Natural, with irregular lines, accounting for regional physical features such as mountains or water
Geometric, with straight lines, disregarding physical features or tribal cultural differences of the areas
Which of the following is South Africa’s former state-sanctioned policy of segregating the races?
Native American tribes are considered
The Kurds are
a stateless nation
an autonomous region
a multi-state nation
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989, but people in the former East and West Germany still feel its influence. Geographers would say that where the wall once stood now acts as a
Which of the following is an accurate comparison of devolutionary movements in Spain and
There is an economic aspect to the Quebecois independence movement, while the Catalans focus mainly on culture.
Both independence movements utilize cultural distinctiveness as their only reason for seeking independence.
Both independence movements focus on religious differences with the nations they currently belong to
There is an economic aspect to the Catalan independence movement, while the Quebecois focus mainly on cultural differences.
Both independence movements utilize economic power as their main reason for seeking independence
What is true about Northern Ireland?
It is united with the rest of the island to form a sovereign nation-state
It forms its own sovereign nation-state predominately made up of the Irish ethnic group.
It is a frontier that is not formally part of a state, but the United Kingdom claims the area.
It is physically separate from the rest of the United Kingdom, a multinational state.
It is a stateless nation, as the entire island of Ireland is under the control of the United Kingdom.
The geopolitical setting of which of the following countries can be explained by its membership in the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War and its location along the European shatterbelt?
According to the UN’s Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS), commercial and military ships of foreign countries must refrain from traveling within how many miles of a country’s coast?
5 nautical miles
12 nautical miles
24 nautical miles
100 nautical miles
200 nautical miles
When a sign is at a border it is a
The border between Canada and the United States is all of the following except
a demarcated boundary
a geometric boundary
a contested boundary
a national boundary
Which of the following pairs is not a contested boundary
Israel and Palestine
Sudan and South Sudan
Morocco and Western Sahara
Dominican Republic and Haiti