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POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY

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Adolfo Tolentino

on 4 June 2015

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POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY
By Adolfo Tolentino
Choosing a government structure (democracy, dictatorship, etc)
unitary government (highly centralized)
federal government (states/provinces)
How states organize themselves?
old treaties
defenseless countries
more territory
resources
Conflict
State system:
permanent population
defined territory
a stable government
created and used by the europeans in the 1600's
people within a state conform the nation
Canadians = Canadian Nation
How is space politically organized?
But American Indians also use similar systems
How are boundaries establish?
Spain used to be a monarchy until after WWI like many other countries. Spain opted to distribute the centralized power

Their new government became a parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Unitary government
Geometric
Physical-Political
Types
Establish a bourder
Treaties-like documents
Mark it on a map
(Optional) put posts, fences, walls, etc to mark it on land
to understand relationships between countries.....
How Geopolitics helps us understand the world?
.... to countries.
Entity conformed of 3 or more countries
UN
What are supranational organizations?
There are also regional supranational organizations like the European Union
using straight lines that bend to the presence of water bodies and mountains.
it cuts thought the subsoil and the airspace above
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