(Maps, Facts, and Political Descriptions)
There are approximately 190 recognized states in the world today. The sites below provide excellent political, economic, social, and geographic introductions to each of them.
An annual publication that provides political, economic, and social data on each country of the world.
Offers fewer basic facts than the CIA Factbook, but provides far better descriptions of important political events.
A wonderful on-line collection of over 5,000 maps. Political and topographical maps are available for most countries and regions of the world.