GEOG 1101 Study Guide - Quiz Guide: Irredentism, Political Geography, Balkanization

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Ethnicity & geopolitics
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Ethnicity: identity with a group of people who share the cultural traditions of a particular
homeland.
Race: identity with a group of people who are perceived to share a physiological trait
such as skin color.
Nationality: identity with a group of people who share legal attachment to a particular
state (country).
External migration
US one of most diverse countries in world due to migration
1. Western Europeans & West Africans:
Religious Wars of Europe & Slave Trade
2. Irish Catholics & Han Chinese
Potato Famine & Opium Wars
3. Russian Jews & Japanese
Pogroms & Concentration Camps
4. Poles, Italians, and Filipinos
European Imperialism & Spanish-American War
5. East Asians & Latin Americans
Korean & Vietnamese conflicts
Mexico is one of largest source areas into US!
Cuba, El Salvador, & Nicaragua conflicts
Political geography terminology
Nation = Culture
State = Political Unit (Country)
Nationalism:
Catalonia: Ind. region of Spain wants to separate!
Movement of secession based upon cultural identity from larger multi nation
state.
Devolution or Balkanization
Breaking down of state into smaller units based upon ethnic presence.
Yugoslavia becomes seven new states
Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Macedonia, & Kosovo
Irredentism (External nationalism)
Nation-state claims lands outside of its borders because it’s citizens live there.
Russians annex the Crimea due to Russian majority wanting control from
Moscow over Kiev
Ethnicity & political geography: geopolitics
Where is ethnic conflict occurring?
Why is it occurring today in 2016?
Who has influenced these problems?
Rwanda & Bosnia
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Ethnicity: identity with a group of people who share the cultural traditions of a particular homeland. Race: identity with a group of people who are perceived to share a physiological trait such as skin color. Nationality: identity with a group of people who share legal attachment to a particular state (country). Us one of most diverse countries in world due to migration. Religious wars of europe & slave trade. Mexico is one of largest source areas into us! Catalonia: ind. region of spain wants to separate! Movement of secession based upon cultural identity from larger multi nation state. Breaking down of state into smaller units based upon ethnic presence. Croatia, slovenia, serbia, montenegro, bosnia, macedonia, & kosovo. Nation-state claims lands outside of its borders because it"s citizens live there. Russians annex the crimea due to russian majority wanting control from. Event going on at hotel night massacre started: un peace conference. Hutu phys char: dark, short, stocky, flat nose.

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