Borders and Powers

By: Zach Norman


Borders are the lines that separates one country, state, province, etc., from another. An example of a border could be the 38th parallel that separates North Korea from South Korea. Another example would be the Mexico–United States border is an international border running from Imperial Beach, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east.


In social science and politics, power is the ability to influence or control the behavior of people. The term authority is often used for power perceived as legitimate by the social structure. For example Kim Jong Un the leader of North Korea controls every aspect of life and has the power to control.

Balance of Power

Within each country, a national government holds sovereign power. However, there is no world government with sovereign power over nations. For this reason, nations often compete and even conflict in order to protect themselves. The main aim of the “balance of power” is to manage and limit conflict among the most powerful sovereign nations. Many physical and human factors influence how much power an individual nation actually possesses.

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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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