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Countries & cultures websites
The CIA World Factbook
The CIA World Factbook includes brief statistical data about the geography, people, economy, government, communication, defense and transportation of each country.
Locate information and statistical data for over 200 countries.
Library of Congress Global Gateway: World Culture & Resources
This site links to multimedia resources, exhibitions, databases, and other materials on nations, regions, and world cultures.
OECD Members and Partners
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development includes indicators on agriculture, development, economy, education, energy, environment, finance, government, health, innovation and technology, jobs and society.
U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
Describes current relations between the US and other countries, from the U.S. Department of State.