NATION VS. STATE NATION A GROUP OF PEOPLE WITH COMMON CULTURE LIVING IN A TERRITORY. STATE AN INDEPENDENT UNIT THAT OCCUPIES A SPECIFIC TERRITORY..
Often the term “country” is used to mean state. In the news, you’ll hear something like “Chinese State Media.” Just understand they are talking about a country. SOMETIMES ‘STATE’ MEANS COUNTRY…
TYPES OF GOVERNMENT DEMOCRACY: Citizens hold political power; either directly or through elected representatives. MONARCHY: Ruling family headed by a king or queen. May or may not share power with citizen bodies. DICTATORSHIP: Individual or group holds complete political power. COMMUNISM: Nearly all political power and means of production are held by the government.
GEOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF A NATION Size Shape Location
BASED ON PHYSICAL FEATURES: Rivers Lakes Chains of Mountains Example: Rio Grande River NATURAL BOUNDARIES
Fixed line of latitude or longitude. Man-made division (Great Wall of China) Conquering people set boundaries. ARTIFICIAL BOUNDARIES