by Research Assistance — April 15, 2020
by Research Assistance — April 15, 2020

Government Information: Foreign Governments

by Research Assistance – April 15, 2020

This guide provides information about governments and government information created in other countries.

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In this Guide:

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.

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.

The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.

This index offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents. Nations of the world and states are listed alphabetically, and each nation’s or state’s name is linked to its constitutional text posted somewhere on the Internet.