Provider: U.S. Department of State
Contents: brief records, full text, general reference, government documents, handbook, maps, reports, summaries
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: Previously called Background Notes, this is an updating collection of essential information on the countries of the world: their history, economies, geography, population, government, religions, relations with the U.S., human rights reports, travel and passport information, and more. Links provided to more information from other government agencies and departments, embassies etc..
Keywords: geography, history, politics, public policy, travel, u.s.-foreign relations