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Ch 28: Overview of Political Geography

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Review topics related to political geography in order to catch up in class or study for a test with help from this informative chapter. These user-friendly video lessons and quizzes are written by professional instructors so you can have complete confidence in what you're learning.

Overview of Political Geography - Chapter Summary

This engaging chapter provides an overview of political geography. You'll review some of the features of political geography and the types of conflict that can occur. After working through these lessons, you should be able to:

  • Define the state as a concept
  • Differentiate between physical and cultural boundaries
  • Identify the locations of worldwide cultural conflict
  • Outline the types of historical conflict around the world
  • Explain what global economic conflict is and its different types

We've made our video lessons easy to navigate with the video tabs feature so you can review any portion of a lesson with ease. To ensure you're on the right track, or as a test prep exercise before an exam, take the short quiz that follows each lesson. If certain topics need more work, you can make helpful study guides using our printable lesson transcripts that bold key concepts and terms.

5 Lessons in Chapter 28: Overview of Political Geography
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State as a Concept: Definition, Development, & Size

1. State as a Concept: Definition, Development, & Size

This lesson will seek to explain the concept of a state. In doing so, it will highlight legitimate power, traditional authority, rational authority, and a federal system of states.

Types of Boundaries: Physical & Cultural

2. Types of Boundaries: Physical & Cultural

This lesson will seek to explain physical, political, and cultural boundaries. In doing so, it will identify differences in socio-economics, language, and religion as foundations for boundaries.

Cultural Conflict Worldwide: Types & Locations

3. Cultural Conflict Worldwide: Types & Locations

Think that people who wear wedges of cheese on their heads to football games look crazy? Or could you not imagine watching a game any other way? If you have an opinion on that, then chances are you can understand cultural conflicts, too.

Historical Conflict Around the World: Types & Locations

4. Historical Conflict Around the World: Types & Locations

Ever held a grudge? Wanted revenge? Maybe you have, maybe you haven't, but did you know that countries do the same thing? This lesson shows how past wrongs can be big sources of conflict for countries.

Global Economic Conflict: Types & Locations

5. Global Economic Conflict: Types & Locations

Ever heard the phrase, 'Money makes the world go round?' Well, there's another adage, which goes something like this: 'More money, more problems.' In this lesson, we'll examine how money and economics are central to conflict around the globe.

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