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Country's and their territories
Transcript of Country's and their territories
Does it control the sea?
Does it control the rivers and water?
Does it control the air above it?
A country that has a border with an ocean does have control to an area of ocean within its territory
This is called Territorial Waters which extend to 22 km from any border with the ocean
Why would it be important for a country to have control over its territorial waters?
Control Over In Land Resources
Territory guarantees a country control over of its land, resources, and internal waters
This means a country controls even rivers within its territory
What might this leads to problems with other countries?
Let's look at the Me Kong River
The shape of a country is very important
It may help or hurt a country in development.
We can classify countries into 5 different shapes
1. Prorupted State
2. Compact State
3. Elongated State
4. Fragmented State
These are countries that have countries inside of them
What might be a problem for a perforated state?
Countries and their Territories
The Shape of a country
These are countries who
have borders that extend to
give that country access to water
or other resources
Easy to see because they will have long
stretches of land leading that stick out
This means a very small country
Can help a country develop as everything is close and can be connected
These are countries with long and skinny shapes
These countries can have trouble with transport because of how long they are
Can you think of any examples?
Countries with territory that does not connect or
is in different pieces
Many island countries