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Political Geography and Local Boundaries
Political geography and local boundaries

State and local government boundaries in the United States of America demarcate the geographical jurisdictions of state and local governments. These boundaries, therefore, separate domestic geopolitical regions within which geographically variable laws and statutes regulate public and private activities, determine the geographical incidences of government tax revenues, partition areas of eligibility and access to geographically differentiated bundles of public goods and services, and geographically divide U.S. citizens between different administrative, legislative, and judicial districts at state and local governmental levels within the overall U.S. federal system of governance.

Allusions to domestic geopolitical boundaries appear often in everyday news reports and fictionalized accounts of fleeing felons speeding to escape arrest by crossing a county or state border just ...

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