The One Minute Geographer: Shoestring Countries

We don’t hear the term much anymore but political geographers used to talk a lot about “shoestring countries” — nations that had an elongated shape. In theory, this lack of compactness could present problems in border defense, transportation expense and political difficulties in holding distant regions of a nation together. Chile, Norway and Malawi were most often cited as being shoestring countries.

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Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer with a featured series: This Fragile Earth, and a book review series: Great Translations

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Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer with a featured series: This Fragile Earth, and a book review series: Great Translations

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