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17 Cards in this Set

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an area organized into a political unit and ruled by an established government with control over its internal and foreign affairs
ability of a state to govern its territory free from control of its internal affairs by other states
a state that encompasses a very small land area
a sovereign state comprising a city and its immediate hinterland
a territory that is legally ties to a sovereign state rather than completely independent
attemot by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles in another territory
control of territory already occupied and organized by an indigenous group
invisible line that marks the extent of a state's territory
compact state
a state in which the distance from the center to any boundary does not vary significantly
elongated state
a state with a long, narrow shape
prorupted state
an otherwise compact state with a large projecting extension
perforated state
a state that completely surrounds another one
fragmented state
a state that includes several discontinuous pieces of territory
landlocked state
a state that does not have a direct outlet to the sea
a zone separating two states in which neither state exercises political control
balance of power
condition of roughly equal strength between opposing countries or alliances of countries
European Union
military alliances dominated by the superpowers to maintain a balance of power in Europe

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

OSCE Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe

OAS Organization of American States

AU African Union

The Commonwealth

Warsaw Pact (disbanded)