The best example of a state among the following is
A mountainous region inhabited by heterogeneous ethnicities and divided up administratively among various independant countries
A mountainous region inhabited by heterogeneous ethnicities which share responsibility for maintaining an independent government and a standing army
A group of islands inhabited by a homogenous ethnicity, although the westernmost islands pertain to the territory of one country whereas the easternmost islands pertain to another country
a mountainous region inhabited by a mixture of peoples but inhabited by a european nation-state
an island with a long history of self-rule and a homogenous ethnic identity, although the island has been under the control of a colonial power for the last 30 years
Which of the following is an example of an enclave in the United States?
The Kurds are
the majority population of Iraq
a multinational state
trying to unite with Turkey
divided among more than one state
a religious minority in the Middle East
What type of border dispute is this?
Canada and the United States are historic allies but disagree on how to implement a plan for a "secure and smart border" that would protect against terrorists attacks while 200,000 vehicles cross the border each day, mostly trucks involved in a steady stream of trade. Agreements must be made on whether or not to inspect each truck and how to track the flow of individuals back and forth along the 4,000-mile border
The concept that ethnicities have the right to govern themselves is known as
Which of the following is the best example of a core area for an entire state?
St. Petersburg, Russia
Japan's Kanto Plain
Which shape most easily fosters the establishment of effective internal communications for a smaller state?
The most fragmented Southeast Asian state is
Cultural Boundaries include all but which of the following?
Which of the following nations is considered a stateless-nation?
An example of a modern day city-state is
The two Germanys
were divided by proto-Germanic languages
were divided by economic and cultural boundaries until 1871
were on opposite banks of the Rhine River
are the newest UN member states in Europe
existed separately from 1949 to 1990
Which of the following is the best description of the geographic distribution of power within states today?
states with confederal systems are about equal in number to states with unitary systems
most states are federal systems
most states are confederal systems
most states are unitary sysyems
states with federal systems are about equal in number to states with unitary systems
Which two countries are not members of the European Union?
Portugal and Austria
Finland and Sweden
Germany and Denmark
Spain and France
Norway and Switzerland
The world's largest state is
key challenges to establishing a representative government in Iraq after Saddam Hussein are
sectarian conflict between the Shiite and Sunni muslims
Al-Qaeda insurgents opposed to a secular state with US ties
tribal and ethnic differences between provinces
geometric boundaries established by British and French treaties
all of these
The United Nations is primarily what kind of cooperative effort?
The boundaries between which set of countries were established primarily to separate different religions?
France and Germany
India and Pakistan
Russia and Ukraine
Libya and Chad
Mexico and the United States
Which of the following states use desert as a boundary?
Iraq and Kuwait
Turkey and Syria
China and India
Canada and the United States
Brazil and Peru
A true nation-state
is relatively uncommon
is best exemplified by the United States
gives sovereignty to each nation within its borders
often contains two or more sizable nations within it
is best exemplified by France
Over the past half century, the number of sovereign states in the world
has decreased by a couple of dozen
has remained approximately the same
has increased by more than a thousand
has increased by a couple of dozen
has increased by more than a hundred
Terrorism differs from assassinations and other acts of political violence because
attacks are aimed at military targets or political leaders
attacks are aimed at ordinary people
attacks use only personal and improvised weapons
attacks are typically made without regard for political goals
attacks are never well coordinated
The boundary between the US and Canada is best described by which of the following?
water and linguistic
mountain and water
water and geometric
linguistic and religious
To be considered a nation, a group of people must
be sovereign and self-determined
share a sense of nationalism
share cultural elements like religion, language, history, and politics
reside in the same territory
have their own country
Which of the following states have and enclave?
Of the following , the United States is best characterized as a
A Southeast Asian country with a partly elongated or prorupted state is
allows core states to continue exploiting periphery states
pre-dates European interest in North America
peaked near the end of the 19th century
is still relevant in Africa, but not in other parts of the southern hemisphere
has in general been anticapitalist
Which of the following is not one of the states that formed from the Soviet Union after its breakup?
Which of the following is not true of al-Qaeda?
finance, media, legal-religious policy and military committees report to a council called Majis al Shura
Al-Qaeda has been implicated in several bombings since the attack on the US in 2001
Al-Qaeda grew out of the war against the soviet union in afghanistan
Most al-Qaeda members have lived in ordinary society, supporting themselves with jobs or crime
Al-Qaeda is a single unified organization
In the 1980s, the US send bombers to attack ___ in a failed attempt to kill colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi, in retribution for his country's support of terrorism
Halford Mackinder, developer of the heartland theory, thought that this country was most likely to make a bid for world domination:
The United States
Despite the independence of India, Rwanda, and Algeria, the continuing effects of colonialism are still seen in
the loss of all cultural identity
the large secondary (manufacturing) sector of the economy
their incorporation into the world system core
English as the official language or lingua franca
violent conflicts involving territory and power
Which of the following pairs best represent nation-states?
India and Russia
the Basque region and Kurdistan
Japan and Iceland
the United States and Canada
A region that historically is caught between stronger colliding external forces. The region is often shattered and splintered politically and ethnically. This is an example of a(n)
The fall of the Berlin Wall symbolizes the
triumph of capitalism over communism
the end of the cold war
beginning of the "new world order"
all of these answers
With globalization and the increasing importance of trade-facilitating organizations, states are
growing as containers of political and economic power
trying to spread the benefits of globalization
becoming sites of transnational flows and connections
A state with control over its internal affairs has
An area organized into an independent political unit is a
The heartland theory held that
sea power was the dominant form of military advantage
Britain should give its colonies independence
North America was the best place from which to launch a campaign for world domination
none of these
Which of the following is NOT a land-locked state?
Which of the following is considered a sovereign state?
Which of the following is NOT an example of supranationalism?
the United Nations
the Arab League
the Organization of American States
the European Union
During which time period were the most new states created in the world?
Which of the following is true for land-locked states?
relations with their neighbors are not as important as for maritime countries
they are likely to be the wealthiest state in their region
there are more land-locked states in the world than maritime states
interior locations are more difficult to defend
they are at a commercial and strategic disadvantage
With a few small exceptions, the countries of the European Union share all of the following except
an EU court system
a European Union constitution
free movement of goods, services, and people across their boundaries
an EU parliament
a common currency
Which cultural hearth is credited with the creation of city-states, which eventually led to the creation of the concept of nation-state?
In which form of government is significant power given to smaller units of government within the state?
The recent fragmentation of a region into smaller political units is known as
politicization of religion
According to Halford Mackinder's Heartland Theory, the 'geographical pivot' from which world conquest could be controlled includes the area of
the Arabian peninsula
Eurasia, including Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
Europe from Italy to Holland
Southeast Asia, including Indonesia
North America from Chicago to Montreal to Washington, DC
The best example of a nation among the following is
a group of islands inhabited by a homogenous ethnicity, although the westernmost islands pertain to the territory of one country whereas the other islands pertain to another country
a mountainous region inhabited by heterogeneous ethnicities and divided up administratively between various independent countries
a mountainous region inhabited by heterogeneous ethnicities which share responsibility for maintaining an independent government and standing army
a mountainous region inhabited by a mixture of peoples but recently colonized by a european nation-state
The type of boundary line is established before an area is well populated
The boundary between Argentina and Chile is an example of a
Which type of countries usually encompass diverse types of climates, resources, and peoples?
A federal state (or federation) is one in which
administered by the Federal government, like Washington, DC
countries unite toward a common economic, or sometimes military, goal
local units of government work to adopt uniform rules and regulations
government power and control is centralized
government power is dispersed to local units
Drawing from social darwinism, Friedrich Ratzel's model of the state- in which state growth and change were 'natural' and inevitable- portrayed the state as a