Ch 11: Political Geography

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about the state concept, including physical, cultural and political issues. The short quizzes that accompany each lesson can help you measure your learning.

Political Geography - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Have you ever thought about the shape of states? Five basic configurations exist, and this chapter can help you learn all about them. In addition, you can find out how the concept of state evolved, the two types of boundaries that exist between states and the cooperation that often takes place between states. In this chapter's lessons, you can learn information that includes the following:

  • Why states are sometimes difficult to define
  • Five basic state shapes
  • Two types of boundaries that exist between states
  • Reasons for local government boundaries

Video Objective
State as a Concept: Definition, Development, & Size Explore where the various states are located, their sizes, and why there may have been problems defining them.
Shapes of States: Compact, Prorupted, Perforated & More Differentiate between and give examples of perforated, fragmented, elongated, prorupted and compact states.
Types of Boundaries: Physical & Cultural Discuss cultural and physical state boundaries.
Local Government boundaries: Cultural & Political Influence Address how state lines may sometimes be drawn to give political advantage, or to separate various ethnicities or nationalities.
Cooperation Among States: Political, Military & Economic Alliances Identify the military, economic and political advantages states might gain through cooperation among themselves.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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