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The sources in this category provide cultural, economic, industry, and political overviews of a country.
They are a mix from subscription-based web resources, free websites on the Internet, and selected print resources available only in the Library.
Political Risk Yearbook
Provides background information, including geography, history, international relationships and economic conditions as well as government policies that can affect business conditions of a country and risk factors for turmoil for over 100 countries.
Online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
CIA World Factbook
"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities."
U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
The U.S. Department of State provides information about the political situation in a country, its main industries, as well as its economic situation, people, culture, and its history.
Africa South of the Sahara (Print Only)
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South America, Central America, and the Caribbean
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Provides detailed information on the political, economic and commercial institutions of the countries in this region.
Library of Congress Country Studies
"The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world."