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Countries; sites that cover countries of the world. Includes Human Rights.

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Countries - See also Guides for History.

IPL2 Regional and Country Information The IPL2 organizes sites by continent, then by country. The are also general sites.

The (CIA) World Factbook Yearly gives a succinct narrative of a country's current political economy.

The Economist topics By the influential Economist magazine, basic data includes countries.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Country Information Basic data on member countries. There are also regional reports.

Research Help: Nations from the Library of Congress; by country, the full text of laws, regulations, and court decisions.

Index Mundi Country facts, statistics, trade data, and more.  

Constitution Finder The University of Richmond provides this alphabetical listing of constitutions for countries.

Human Rights Reports "The protection of fundamental human rights was a foundation stone in the establishment of the United States over 200 years agos." For past reports go to: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.

Amnesty International Working to Protect Human Rights Worldwide
Human Rights Watch Defending Human Rights Worldwide
Non-government groups; information on the status of human rights by country.

Country Studies You remember the Army Area Handbook for...; then the names changes to ...a Country Study. Now these are on the Internet full text for some 100 countries. The Electronic Embassy " was established as a resource for and about the Washington D.C. foreign embassy community." Includes an Business Directory that ," allows companies serving the international community, and those working, living, and traveling internationally, to find their audience."

Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources A British site with world-wide coverage; high quality!.

The US State Department: Direct State Department links of interest are:
Countries and Regions
Background Notes (of Countries)
Country Reports on Economic Policies and Trade Partners
Human Rights and archive of Country Reports on Human Rights Practices