Regional Geography 105
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REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY 105


Define the terms of Nation, State and Nation-State, and list their characteristics.

Define the five nation building forces, and be able to give examples of each.

Why was Europe able to become so prominent in the world and history?

How did Europe's relative position in the world help it to become so prominent in the world?

How did Europe's waterways help it to become so prominent in the world?

Outline and briefly describe the major unifications and fragmentations in European history.

What is Von Thünen's isolated state model? Describe the 5 zones of the model.

What is the significance of Von Thünen's isolated state model?

When did the organization, which is known today as European Union, first form?

What have been the names of the organization, which is known today as European Union.

How does EU development fit into the larger pattern that is seen in European development?

What is the first right of a European Union citizen?

What are the 6 points of European Union's mission in the 21st century?

On December 1, 2009, the Lisbon Treaty entered into force within the European Union. What are the major purposes of this treaty? (http://europa.eu/lisbon_treaty/index_en.htm)