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  Countries of the world
Forty-eight contiguous states lie in central North America between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bounded on land by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south; Alaska is in the northwest of the continent with Canada to its east, and Hawaii is in the mid-Pacific.
The full name of the country was first used officially in the Declaration of Independence, which was the "unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America" adopted by the "Representatives of the united States of America" on July 4, 1776.
The Mayflower transported Pilgrims to the New World in 1620.
wikipediaworld.blogspot.com /2007/05/united-states-from-wikipedia-free.html   (4436 words)

 Countries of the world
Cuba was a Spanish possession for 388 years, ruled by a governor in Havana, with an economy based on plantation agriculture and the export of sugar, coffee and tobacco to Europe and later to North America.
According to World Health Organization statistics, life expectancy and infant mortality rates in Cuba have been comparable to Western industrialized countries since such information was first gathered in 1957, including before the revolution.
According to the CIA's World Factbook, Cuba is 51% mulatto (mixed white and fl), 37% white, 11% fl, and 1% Chinese.
wikipediaworld.blogspot.com /2006/12/cuba-from-wikipedia-free-encyclopedia.html   (7930 words)

 Countries by Categories - Country Lists
Countries of the World from A to Z
Chart of the world's countries and regions sorted by area in square kilometers.
Countries of the World: A - C
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/countries.html   (348 words)

 PC(USA) - Worldwide Ministries - Presbyterians at work around the world
World Mission's area offices are responsible for building and maintaining relationships with Presbyterian, Reformed and other churches around the world.
The Worldwide country index provides information for countries where the PC(USA) is heavily involved.
"World Mission '07: A Celebration of Grace," a conference for Presbyterians "passionate for mission," was held in Louisville Oct. 2-6, 2007.
www.pcusa.org /worldwide   (287 words)

 homework help: After world war 2, countries of the world started an organization to help keep peace. - Help.com
In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical entity, a territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation.
This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty.
World War II (abbreviated WWII), or the Second World War, was a worldwide conflict fought between the Allied Powers and the Axis Powers, from 1939 until 1945.
help.com /post/22943-after-world-war-2-countries-of-the   (1152 words)

 Countries Across the World to Mark Sept 11 Attacks Tuesday
President Bush has asked countries across the world to hold remembrance events and to play their national anthems or appropriate music on December 11 (the three-month anniversary of the September 11 attacks) at the exact moment the first airplane struck the World Trade Center in New York (8:46 EST).
When nations around the world join hands in unity on December 11, the light of freedom and opportunity will once again shine on the terrorists' dark and frightening vision of murder and fear.
Countries continue to contact us with their events so the below list is in no way comprehensive.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2001/12/20011210-2.html   (784 words)

 Countries of the World - Home & Habitat - Themepark
Russia is the largest country in the world.
Take a virtual tour of some countries of the world through the eyes of first grade students.
Its purpose is "to bring all nations of the world together to work for peace and development, based on the principles of justice, human dignity and the well-being of all people." The United Nation has a kids' page called CyberSchoolBus which has games, quizzes, and learning units.
www.uen.org /themepark/habitat/countries.shtml   (829 words)

 Countries of the World
Worldmapper: the world as you've never seen it before "a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest." Topics include immigration and emigration, tourism, passenger cars, various kinds of imports.
World Travel Guide – World Map Click on the area of the world or the first letter of the country you want to learn about, and you will find up-to-the-minute information about topics from geography to accommodation.
World InfoZone Contains information on countries around the world and an InfoZone, where there are links to sites that are of interest for everyday life.
www.melazerte.com /library/countries.htm   (1547 words)

 World's Fattest Countries - Forbes.com
In a list of the countries with the greatest percentage of overweight people, Nauru tops a list of countries with the greatest percentage of overweight people, with an alarming 94.5% of its adult population (ages 15+) classified as such, based on the most recent estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Modernization is causing countries with small populations and few resources to depend on imported, often over-processed food.
Elsewhere, developing countries are dealing with what many experts call a nutrition transition--economies that are used to dealing primarily with undernutrition must now fight obesity.
www.forbes.com /2007/02/07/worlds-fattest-countries-forbeslife-cx_ls_0208worldfat.html   (843 words)

 World Powerful Countries, Most Powerful Countries
The colleges and universities in USA are among the top educational institutes in the world.
Moving to Norway has much to recommend it as the country has been consistently rated in various polls as one of the best places to stay in.
Always a neutral country in wartime, Sweden is one of the most powerful and also naturally beautiful countries in the world.
www.mapsofworld.com /world-top-ten/world-top-ten-powerful-countries-map.html   (455 words)

 Scouting Elsewhere / Countries / Around the world / Home - World Organization of the Scout Movement
There are 35 countries where Scouting exists (be it embryonic or widespread) but where there is no National Scout Organization which is yet a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
Note: In the independent countries marked with a "*", there is a Scout Association which is a branch of a WOSM member.
WOSM maintains official contacts with the Scouts of Macau, and French Polynesia, which are associate members of the Asia-Pacific Scout Region, and with the Scouts of the Netherlands Antilles, an associate member of the Inter-American Scout Region.
www.scout.org /en/around_the_world/countries/scouting_elsewhere   (224 words)

 Education World ® Technology in the Classroom: Sites to See: Countries of the World
Where in the world is Nepal and how does its GNP compare to that of other nations that start with an N? You can find the answer to that and to most other questions about the countries of the world at the resources listed in this Sits to See article.
Also included are links to the country's newspaper, radio, and television outlets, links to news articles about the country, a timeline of important national events, and audio of the national anthem.
The Country Studies series offers a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world, examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways in which they are shaped by cultural factors.
www.education-world.com /a_tech/sites/sites057.shtml   (919 words)

 World Population Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
World Vital Events Per Time Unit presents world births, deaths, and natural increase for the current year expressed per year, month, day, hour, minute, and second.
The world population is projected to grow from 6 billion in 1999 to 9 billion by 2042, an increase of 50 percent that will require 43 years.
The world population growth rate rose from about 1.5 percent per year from 1950-51 to a peak of over 2 percent in the early 1960s due to reductions in mortality.
www.census.gov /ipc/www/world.html   (396 words)

 Countries of the World
Country profiles including background information, political and economic data, forecasts, current news stories and more from The Economist.
This site provides information on 198 countries, including both brief facts and longer entries about the people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations, and travel and business.
An A-Z reference guide to every country in the world, including coloured maps showing major towns, roads and rivers; information on each nation's geography, climate, economy, history and politics; national flags, climate graphs and over 100 stamps; ready reference tables with statistics.
library.albany.edu /reference/countries.html   (241 words)

 Information on countries of the world from Net World Directory
Therefore, from birders who have just bought their first set of binoculars to those who have travelled the world in order to add to their lists of lifetime sightings, there is something on PEI for everyone.
Larger than all the other islands combined and still expanding in land area thanks to the active volcanoes on its southeastern coast, it is home to the major resort area of Kona, two of the world's largest mountains, and the world's most active volcano.
On the east side is the tiny village of Hana, reached by one of the most winding and beautiful roads in the world.........
www.networlddirectory.com /general/countries.html   (546 words)

 Selected Internet Links - Countries of the World
Extensive data about countries of the world with general sections on geography, people, govenment, economy, communications, transportation and military and a special section on the country's involvement in transnational issues.
Specializes in ranking countries of the world on the basis of a specific statistic within broad statistical categories.
Particularly useful are the Country Profiles; the Statistical Tables on education, culture, and science; and access to their database of reports.
www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu /links/index.cfm?subid=172   (672 words)

 Foreign Countries: Kennedy School of Government Library   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nations of the World (from the Law Library of Congress) While the emphasis is on legal information, there's a wealth of more general information about individual countries as well.
Country Profiles give information about the main macroeconomic indicators for the past five years and provide political and demographic overviews of each country.
Library of Congress Country Studies --in depth descriptions and analyses of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of 101 nations.
www.ksg.harvard.edu /library/ref_countries.htm   (703 words)

 Top 5 Most Dangerous Countries in the World - Associated Content
It has one of the highest gun-related deaths in the world, categorizing it as one of the most dangerous nations in Latin America and the world.
The island country of Jamaica has a bad reputation for crime ever since the rise of tourism, especially in its capital, Kingston.
We know america is the most powerful country in the world so why they cant help his neighbour country too much.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/159175/top_5_most_dangerous_countries_in_the.html?page=2   (1067 words)

 SSRN-Corruption, Governance and Security: Challenges for the Rich Countries and the World by Daniel Kaufmann
Traditionally, national governance and corruption challenges have been seen as: i) particularly daunting in the poorer countries, with the richer world viewed as exemplary; ii) anchored within a legalistic framework and focused on formal institutions, iii) a challenge within public sectors, and, iv) divorced from global governance or security issues - seen as separate fields.
Emphasis is also given to measurement and analysis of misgovernance when the rules of the game have been captured by the elite through undue influence.
It is also found that illegal forms of corruption continue to be prevalent in the interaction between transnationals of the rich world and the public sectors in many emerging countries.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=605801   (400 words)

 Countries of The World
Countries, Dependencies, and Areas of Special Sovereignty (also includes Principal Administrative Districts of Each Country).
An indestructible and very beautiful wall map, a great addition to any wall, and perfect when working with children because the material is recycled plastic, and the map can't be ripped, damaged by tape, or otherwise damaged.
There are approximately 170 separate currencies, 239 two-letter country codes recognized by the ISO (International Standards Org.), and the Universal Postal Union has listings for 500,000 localities in 189 Countries.
www.mapping.com /countries.html   (308 words)

 Legal & Judicial Systems in Countries Around the World
Features a world map that uses color to indicate nations that operate under civil law, common law, customary law, Muslim law, and mixed legal systems.
Describes the constitution, government, and legislative process of countries of the world.
The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals indexes law reviews that are published in countries outside of the US, as well as US law reviews that focus on comparative, foreign, and international law.
lib.law.washington.edu /ref/worldsys.html   (730 words)

 Countries of the World:: Lesson Plan, Activity, or Teaching Idea from A to Z Teacher Stuff
Countries of the World:: Lesson Plan, Activity, or Teaching Idea from A to Z Teacher Stuff
This is a game idea I made up by myself to help the kids in my class learn the countries of the world.
First, write twice the amount of DIFFERENT countries all around the world as the amount of kids in your classroom on the scrap pieces of paper.
www.atozteacherstuff.com /pages/475.shtml   (406 words)

 World Almanac for Kids
About 75 percent of the world's vanilla is grown in Madagascar, the Comoros, and Réunion—all island nations in the Indian Ocean, off the east coast of Africa.
The country of Japan is made up of four main islands (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu) and many smaller islands.
The world's largest city, Tokyo, is located on the island of Honshu.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/nations.html   (221 words)

 Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
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.
Because the original intent of the series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser-known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive.
At present, 101 countries and regions are covered.
lcweb2.loc.gov /frd/cs/cshome.html   (219 words)

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