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BBC Country Profiles
Short guides of countries / territories with historical, political and economic background. Also background on key institutions. Sometimes the profiles include audio and video clips from BBC archives.
A useful portal offering the history, government, economy, statistics, and corporations of individual countries. Links to key Internet resources and articles about the country. Michigan State University.
CIA World Factbook
The history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities
Library of Congress Country Studies
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.
Country Profiles (U.S. Federal Research Division)
These profiles are part of the Country Studies Program . Brief, summarized information on a country’s historical background, geography, society, economy, transportation and telecommunications, government and politics, and national security.
Eurostat Country Profiles
Statistical information about the European countries.
LIFOS - Country information from the Swedish Migration Board
NB! Both the database interface and the abstracts are in Swedish, but documents are often in English.
Uppsala Conflict Database / Encyclopedia (UCDP)
Information on armed conflicts of the world. Here you will find information on the warring parties that have been active, the negotiations that have taken place and the peace agreements that have been signed
A Nordic information portal for researchers, students, government officers and journalists with an interest in Asia. Its content is primarily based in the Social Sciences and Humanities. It is a collaborative endeavor between the 23 universities and research institutions in the Nordic NIAS Council and NIAS/NIAS LINC.
Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library - Internet Guide for Asian Studies
The "oldest catalogue of the web" houses an extensive list of Asian Studies links.
Brings together thousands of full-text reports covering 55 countries on a multitude of business, government, economic, and social issues.
Chinese Studies Research Guide - weblinks
Northwestern University Library, Evanston.
Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS)
NIAS is a Nordic research and service institute that works together with partner universities in the Nordic region. NIAS focus on social, cultural, political, economic and business transformations in modern Asia in their historical contexts and emphasizes research-based knowledge and information on Asia.