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Political ControlPlay
Use 'territory' to discuss land under the jurisdiction of political entities like countries. SlidePuerto Rico is a territory of the United States.
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Geographical BoundariesPlay
'Territory' often refers to geographical areas with defined borders. SlideThe territory boundary between the countries was contested.
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Not Always IndependentPlay
A territory may not have complete political independence or sovereignty. SlideGreenland is an autonomous territory of Denmark.