What is it?
Centripetal forces are the ideas and attitudes for a country/state that show support for that state. An example is the way the American people act on the Fourth of July despite a general disdain for government figures the rest of the year.
The opposite would be centrifugal forces which are forces responsible for the attitudes of people that lead to countries or states being separated.
Resources and Citations
Bacon, Zac. "Fourth of July 2014." Placer Luxury Properties. N.p., 01 July 2014. Web. 15 Feb. 2015.
": Centrifugal and Centripetal Forces." : Centrifugal and Centripetal Forces. Lewish History Society, n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
Berglee, Royal. "World Regional Geography: People, Places, and Globalization, v. 1.0." Flat World Knowledge. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2015.