Unit 5 Review

Political Geography

Key Terms, Concepts, and Geographers

Political Geography- the political organization of the planet

Government is the reference to leadership and institutions that make policy and decision for a country. Politics is about who holds the power for those decisions (inside and outside borders).

The different types of boundaries are gone over in this unit.

The Different Types of Boundaries:

Shape of States:


Microstates- 11% of earth's surface, ex- Liechtenstien, Andorra, San Morino

small states have homogenous populations, decreases potential conflicts within the country.

small countries like Britain have lots of power beyond their size

contributing factors in determining country's power/ stability- Size