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International Government Resources

Virtual Library - International Affairs

Foreign Governments

  • Foreign Governments
    Links to the official websites of national governments by Northwestern University
  • Foreign Information by Country
    Choose "Country and Territory Guides" for links to foreign governments (and much additional info) gathered by the Univ.Colorado Boulder.

World Nuclear Forces

"At the start of 2012, eight states possessed approximately 4400 operational nuclear weapons. Nearly 2000 of these are kept in a state of high operational alert. If all nuclear warheads are counted—operational warheads, spares, those in both active and inactive storage, and intact warheads scheduled for dismantlement—the USA, Russia, the UK, France, China, India, Pakistan and Israel together possess a total of approximately 19 000 nuclear weapons."  Stockholm International Peace Institute

Country Profiles

  • Country Studies (Library of Congress)
    "Description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world."
  • World Factbook (CIA)
    "World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities."
  • Background Notes (US Dept. of State)
    Very current facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
  • Country Profiles (BBC News)
    "Guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions."
  • Country Reports on Terrorism
    Trends in global antiterrorist activity and locations of terrorist activity from the U.S. Dept. of State

Treaties, Constitutions, and Laws

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