Centripetal & Centrifugal Forces in Geopolitics


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While applied to human geography, the concepts of centripetal and centrifugal force were originally developed for _____.

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1. In terms of geopolitics, what do centripetal forces do?

2. What happens when centrifugal forces become stronger than centripetal forces?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will test your knowledge of the centripetal and centrifugal forces that exist in geopolitics. For the quiz, you'll be covering major points like the reason centrifugal and centripetal forces were originally created and the way centripetal forces impact geopolitics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will assess your grasp of the following:

  • Outcome when centrifugal forces get stronger than centripetal forces
  • Example of a centrifugal force
  • Balkanization as a strong centrifugal force

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the original purpose of centrifugal and centripetal forces
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the results of centrifugal forces becoming stronger than centripetal forces and a centrifugal force example
  • Making connections - use your understanding of centripetal forces and how they're connected to geopolitics

Additional Learning

Get some more information on the forces associated with geopolitics with the lesson titled Centripetal & Centrifugal Forces in Geopolitics. You'll have the opportunity to learn about these areas of study:

  • Main purpose of geopolitics
  • Centripetal forces in infrastructure and culture
  • Weak and corrupt governments that impact national unity