World Geography Chapter 1-3 Key Terms
World Geography Chapter 1-3 Key Terms IREL 100
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Chapters 1-3 Key Terms and Concepts Cultural landscape-distinctive attributes of a society imprinted on a natural landscape; buildings, cities, agriculture, religious and political structures Natural landscape-physical features that make up the Earth’s surface Transition zone-where two geographic realms meet Monocentric realm-realm dominated by a single major political entity Polycentric realm-power in a realm dispersed among a number of more or less equally influential countries Core region- place of dominance whose inhabitants exerted their power over their surroundings near and far. Periphery region-areas that sustain core regions Sovereignty-idea that a government of a state rules supreme within its borders Devolution-regions or people demand and gain political strength Supranationalism- regions or people demand and gain political strength Functional region- an interdependent realm that is held together through highly developed spatial economic and political networks. Russification- moving minority people and replacing them with Russians Command economy- state planners assigned the production of particular manufactures to particular places, often disregarding the rules of economic geography. Unitary state system- its centralized government and administration Federal system- In a federal system, the national government usually is responsible for matters such as defense, foreign policy, and foreign trade.
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