Geographical Characteristics of the State . The Cultural Mosaic Fellman, and Notes from D.J. Zeigler of Old Dominion. State Sovereignty Nation Nation-State Part-nation State Binational State Multinational State Multistate Nation Stateless Nation Nationalism. Functional Region MDC
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The Cultural Mosaic
Fellman, and Notes from
D.J. Zeigler of Old Dominion
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An exclave is part national territory separated from the main body of the country to which it belongs.
Example: Kaliningrad, separated from Russia, Cabinda from Angola, Alaska from US
Very undesirable if a hostile power holds the intervening territory.
Defense and supplies are problematic.
Inhabitants may develop separatist ideas.
Example: Pakistan and Bangladesh.Exclave
Politics of Geography main body of the country to which it belongs.
Effect of place on politics
Iguazu Falls, Argentina / Paraguay main body of the country to which it belongs.
Mexico-Guatemala Border Region main body of the country to which it belongs.
Governments decide where power is localized so there is a locus of power within the state.
Power can be highly concentrated or widely diffused.
The two basic ways governments are administered are unitary and federal.
Countries where the capital is associated with the core, and all power is concentrated in a single place, the capital.
Power is shared between a central government and the governments of provinces.
Acknowledges and gives some powers to its constituent parts; have strong regional government responsibilities.
Examples: the US, Canada, Germany, Australia.
--One result of federalism is to lessen public support for something so radical as secession (as in Canada).Federal
Abuja: New Capital
Lagos: Old Capital
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