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The Effects of Politics on Geography - Chapter Summary
When going through this chapter, you will watch video lessons that will teach you about the different ways in which politics affects geography and the ways in which we view and study the world. The instructors of each lesson will go through points on how natural resources, the expansion of civilizations, and ideologies have impacted the field of geography.
Each lesson will teach you about a different issue relevant to geography, and how it specifically impacted humanity's perspective on the world itself. The lessons' instructors will ensure that you come away with a thorough understanding of:
- Different types of political entities
- Modern warfare
- The expansion of the European Union
- Conflict in the Middle East
- Globalization and developing countries
- Oil, gas and mineral rights
- The effects of urbanization
- Networks of economic unions
Each lesson's instructor has expertise in the topics they are teaching, so you can be sure that the information you receive will be accurate and comprehensive. When watching the videos, you can use the video tags to save specific points you may want to return to later on. Also, be sure to test your understanding of some of these topics by taking the chapter's practice quizzes after you have completed all of the lessons.
1. Political Entities: Types & Examples
In this lesson we will learn about the different forms of political entities. We will identify types of political entities, explore their characteristics, and highlight examples from history.
2. The Nature of Modern Wars & Conflicts
In this lesson, we will examine the nature of modern conflicts. We will learn why war takes place, what types of war exist, and what themes have been integral to 20-century conflicts.
3. Cooperation Among States: Political, Military & Economic Alliances
This lesson will seek to explain the political cooperation among states. In doing so, it will define the terms 'treaty' and 'state,' as well as explore military and economic alliances.
4. European Union Expansion: Events & Timelines
In this lesson, we briefly explore the piecemeal formation of the EU and discuss the nature of the Union today and its role as the political authority for most of Europe.
5. Anti-Semitism, Zionism & Palestinian Nationalism in the Arab-Israeli Conflicts
The modern Arab-Israeli conflicts started with the British Mandate of Palestine, following World War I, but the roots of the struggle are 3,000 years old. This lesson traces the origins of the land of Israel, and both the Muslim and Jewish people.
6. Oil, Gas & Mineral Rights: Overview & Effects
Sometimes what lies beneath is more valuable than what lies on. In this lesson, you'll learn about mineral rights and their effect on surface owners. A short quiz follows the lesson.
7. Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts
The Industrial Revolution had a lasting effect on class structure, urbanization and lifestyle. In this lesson, we will learn how the Industrial Revolution changed various aspects of European society.
8. What is Deindustrialization? - Definition & Examples
What is deindustrialization, and how does it happen? Read about a couple of examples of deindustrialization, including what happened in the 'Rust Belt.' Then take a quiz to see how much you know.
9. Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries
The population of a country is based on many factors. In this lesson, we will explore several important factors that differ between developed and developing countries.
10. Global Patterns & Networks of Economic Unions
Historical patterns of trade between the developed and undeveloped parts of the world changed abruptly in the '90's. We will explore the reasons why, one of which was the rise of large trading blocs or economic unions like the European Union and NAFTA.
11. The Impact of Globalization on Developing, Transitional & Developed Countries
Countries of the world are impacted at different levels by globalization. Learn about the different effects of globalization on developing, transitional, and developed countries and how all these economies are interconnected.
12. Cultural Globalization: Definition, Factors & Effects
In this lesson you will learn what cultural globalization means, how it flows from one place to another, what factors influence this, and the positive and negative effects this has on cultures around the world.
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