AP Human Geography Test Review. Political Geography. States. State – any area with a defined territory that exercises its sovereign control over areas both inside and outside its borders Earth is divided into about 200 countries (states)
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Types of Government
Fig. 8-11: State legislature boundaries were drawn to maximize the number of legislators for Republicans in Florida and Democrats in Georgia.
Majority-Minority districts drawn so that the majority of the population in the district is from the minority.
Fig. 8-2: Antarctica is the only large land mass that is not part of a state, but several countries claim portions of it.
- Heartland is also known as the pivot area
Eastern Europe -
Devolutionary forces since the fall of communism
Construction of the World Economy
Processes that incorporate higher levels of education, higher salaries, and more technology
* Generate more wealth in the world economy
Processes that incorporate lower levels of education, lower salaries, and less technology
* Generate less wealth in the world economy
Places where core and periphery processes are both occurring. Places that are exploited by the core but then exploit the periphery.
* Serves as a buffer between core and periphery