Country Studies provides a "description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world." The WEB site provides online coverage of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program.
From the US Department of State. Focus is on US-country relations and activities from a diplomatic perspective including information about US embassies and ambassadors, US economic assistance programs, and US participation in international treaties and organizations. Includes links to other important sources.
Includes information on the "history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities." Reference tabs include maps and flags.