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Superimposed Boundary

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Transcript of Superimposed Boundary

Superimposed Boundary
Sabrina Torres
A superimposed boundary is a boundary that has been imposed on an area by an outside or conquering power. This boundary ignores the cultural organizations on this landscape.
What is it?
Africa is a good example to show for superimposed boundaries. There are many different cultural regions, but because of this superimposed boundaries set by the Europeans during colonialism, people were separated into the current regions of Africa.
Africa
Positive
Negative
The boundary is forcefully put on the state.
It ignores all cultural regions of the state
People and cultures are divided.
Cultural Regions
Actual Regions
Sources
http://quizlet.com/64084429/ch-4-ap-human-geography-terms-flash-cards/
Boundaries and Shapes PowerPoint
https://books.google.com/books?id=m_z1M20Tr3EC&pg=PA241&lpg=PA241&dq=superimposed+boundary+in+africa&source=bl&ots=gOQHO1Y8xz&sig=WUH5P1FLLh6bHX9tpIR-Wz5OT_o&hl=en&sa=X&ei=WQDBVN_gMcWpgwSJwIKYBA&sqi=2&ved=0CEQQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=superimposed%20boundary%20in%20africa&f=false
There are no positive effects of this superimposed boundary. This is because the people in these regions have no say of the boundary. This means people can be separated or placed with people they dislike.
Results of the Superimposed Boundary
Because of this boundary set by the Europeans, African people were divided, unified cultural regions were separated, hostile societies were forced together, and migration routes were closed off.
When Africa gained its independence the boundaries were still in place and unlikely to change.
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