Today we worked on Chapter 6 of the "Why Geography Matters" book by Harm de Blij. It is a preview of the next chapter... Political Geography. It extends on the previous chapter where we discussed how borders are created based on Ethnicity. This chapter focuses on the other types of borders and how the countries of the world got their shapes and the laws governing those borders. The key issues we will discuss are: Where are states located? Why do boundaries between states cause problems? Why do states cooperate with each other? Why has terrorism increased?
For a fascinating look at how the US states got their shapes check out the History Channel series "How the States Got Their Shape" based on a book of the same name. On the site check out the video clip of h