Unit 5 Review
Key Terms, Concepts, and Geographers
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:
Distance from the center to any boundary is about the same. Example: Hungary
Like a compact state, but it has a large prorupting extension. They normally exist to reach natural resources or the ocean. Example: Thailand
long narrow shapes, can be this shape for economic/ political reasons. Example- Chile(, Gambia (carved out of Senegal)
usually have communication/ transportation problems because the capital is not in center.
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