Flashcards in Chapter 8 Quiz Deck (17)
A nation is defined by who?
Only by its people
An internationally recognized political unit ruled by an established government
How many states are there?
Define a centripetal force
A force that brings people together and promotes unity
Define centrifugal force
A force that pulls members of a state apart
Define a quasi-state
A territory that's legally tied to another state but isn't entirely independant
What country near Russia and Ukraine is a quasi-state
What country declared independence after the break-up of Yugoslavia
States that are small in land area and/or population
A sovereign state compromised only of a central city
What is the largest landmass in the world that isn't a sovereign state?
What does the Antarctic treaty do?
It reserves Antartica as a place to conduct science research station; restricts any military action or land claims
What do people want in Antartica?
Its fresh water and mineral resources
Is Taiwan a country?
It's debatable; It's most likely a quasi-state
What's an example of a nation-state?
Denmark, Japan, Iceland, Egypt
What's an example of a multinational state?
UK, Russia, South Africa, India