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U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
Facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. From the U.S. State Dept.
Extensive studies of about 100 individual countries. Political, economic, social and national security systems and institutions. Includes photographs, maps and charts. Most of these were published from 1988-1998. New Country Studies published beginning in 2008 are shelved at LC 1.60: GovDocs.
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
Reports submitted annually by the U.S. Department of State to the U.S. Congress. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The World Factbook
From the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Country profiles track such demographics as population, ethnicity and literacy rates, as well as political, geographical and economic data. Also includes full-color maps and flags. Archived issues since 2000 also available.