GEOG EXAM 2 STUDY GUIDE
Indo-European: a 41% of languages
English is an open language
Always adding words
Isolated languages: languages that are only spoken in a specific area
Revived Extinct Language: Hebrew
State: area organized into a political unit and ruled by its own government
Sovereignty: a state having control of its internal affairs without interference of other states
Formal recognition of a state of is achieved through UN membership
*Some states are occupied by different cultural groups
Example: Basques and Catalonians in Spain.
Scotss and Welsh in UK
Quebecois in Canada
Concept of all living together with equal rights
Political system had to be flexible
Countries with long histories usually started with one monarch
Provided framework for a variety of different political systems
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Types of States
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*Antarctica has no sovereign states
Democracy vs. Autocracy
Critizens express effective preferences about policies and leaders
Nationality and Ethnicity
Jobs: 3 categories
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GII (Gender Inequality by Index)
Europe, Canada, and Australia have more inequality than US
Two paths to Development
Investment spreads more equally
Pace of development is moderate
Reducing poverty more important than great wealth
Importation of goods limited by government
Shortcomings of Two Paths