GEO 207 WEEK 2 Knowledge Check Global Geography Match the Key Term with the prop

GEO 207 WEEK 2 Knowledge Check Global Geography Match the Key Term with the proper definition: 1. Centrifugal forces 1. A term employed to designate forces that tend to divide a country–such as internal religious, linguistic, ethnic, or ideological differences. 2. Balkanization 2. Forces that unite and bind a country together–such as a strong national culture, shared ideological objectives, and a common faith. 3. Devolution 3. The process whereby regions within a state demand and gain political strength and growing autonomy at the expense of the central government. 4. Irredentism 4. An interior state surrounded by land. 5. Shatter belt 5. The fragmentation of a region into smaller, often hostile political units. 6. Centripetal forces 6. A policy of cultural extension and potential political expansion by a state aimed at a community of its nationals living in a neighboring state. 7. Intervening opportunity 7. A country whose population possesses a substantial degree of cultural homogeneity and unity. 8. Landlocked 8. In trade or migration flows, the presence of a nearer opportunity that greatly diminishes the attractiveness of sites farther away. 9. Nation-state 9. Region caught between stronger, colliding external cultural-political forces, under persistent stress, and often fragmented by aggressive rivals. 10. Transferability 10. The capacity to move a good from one place to another a bearable cost. 25