Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, 14th Edition

  • Thomas Riggs
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  • ISBN-10: 1410338991
  • ISBN-13: 9781410338990
  • DDC: 910.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 4039 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2012
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released March 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Overview

Presents easy-to-understand information on more than 200 countries and dependencies from around the world in 5 volumes.

The 4 country volumes are arranged by global region--Africa, Americas, Asia & Oceania, and Europe--while a United Nations volume focuses on that organization's purposes, principles, and agencies, including the Security Council and Human Rights Commission.

Each country entry breaks the country’s information into 49 numbered headings that allow users to compare countries in a variety of ways: 1. Location, Size and Extent; 2. Topography; 3. Climate; 4. Flora and Fauna; 5. Environment; 6. Population; 7. Migration; 8. Ethnic Groups; 9. Languages; 10. Religions; 11. Transportation; 12. History; 13. Government; 14. Political Parties; 15. Local Government; 16. Judicial System; 17. Armed Forces; 18. International Cooperation; 19. Economy; 20. Income; 21. Labor; 22. Agriculture; 23. Animal Husbandry; 24. Fishing; 25. Forestry; 26. Mining; 27. Energy and Power; 28. Industry; 29. Science and Technology; 30. Domestic Trade; 31. Foreign Trade; 32. Balance of Payments; 33. Banking and Securities; 34. Insurance; 35. Public Finance; 36. Taxation; 37. Customs and Duties; 38. Foreign Investment; 39. Economic Development; 40. Social Development; 41. Health; 42. Housing; 43. Education; 44. Libraries and Museums; 45. Media; 46. Organizations; 47. Tourism, Travel and Recreation; 48. Famous Persons; and 49. Dependencies.

All 250 entries are fully updated to ensure coverage of recent political and cultural events.

Features: Readers Guide; Flags and Emblems; Conversion Table; Glossary of Religious Holidays; Glossary of Special Terms; Index to Countries and Territories; Index to United Nations and Related Agencies; expanded bibliographies.

Features and Benefits

  • Presents easy-to-understand information on more than 200 countries and dependencies from around the world in 5 volumes.
  • All entries in the set have been fully updated.
  • Addresses recent political changes in different regions of the world.

What's New

  • Full color maps, flags, emblems and tables.
  • Expanded bibliographies.
  • New entry on the European Union.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410338983 | ISBN-13: 9781410338983

Table of Contents

Volume 1: United Nations 9781410354754.
Reader's Guide.
Preface to the Seventh Edition.
Foreword to the First Edition.
Introduction to the First Edition.
Conversion Tables.
Abbreviations and Acronyms.
Glossary of Religious Holidays.
Glossary of Special Terms.
Contributors.
Acknowledgements.
The United Nations System.
The United Nations Family of Organizations.
Structure of the United Nations System.
Comparison with the League of Nations.
The Making of the United Nations.
Purposes and Principles.
Membership.
United Nations Headquarters.
The United Nations Budget.
The General Assembly.
The Security Council.
The Economic and Social Council.
The Trusteeship Council.
The International Court of Justice.
The Secretariat.
The Secretary-General.
International Peace and Security.
Arms Regulation and Disarmament.
Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
Law of the Sea.
Eocmonic and Social Development.
Technical Cooperation Programs.
Social and Humanitarian Assistance.
Human Rights.
Independence of Colonial Peoples.
International Law.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Addresses of the Principal United Nations Organzations.
United Nations Online Databases.
United Nations Depository Lobraries.
Employment at the UN.
THE UNITED NATIONS RELATED AGENCIES.
Agencies of the United Nations System.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The International Labour Organization (ILO).
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The World Health Organization (WHO).
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The Universal Postal Union (UPU).
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The International Maritime Organization (IMO).
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
The World Trade Organization (WTO).
The International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The World Bank Group.
SUPPLEMENTS.
Polar Regions.
World Tables.
Bibliography Index to Countries and Territories.
Indes to the United Nations and Related Agencies.
Volume 2: Africa 9781410354891.
Reader's Guide.
Guide to Country Articles.
Algeria.
Angola.
Benin.
Botswana.
Burkina Faso.
Burundi.
Cameroon.
Cabo Verde.
Central African Republic.
Chad.
Comoros.
Congo, Democratic Republic of the .
Congo, Republic of the.
Côte d'Ivoire.
Djibouti.
Egypt.
Equatorial Guinea.
Eritrea.
Ethiopia.
French African Dependencies.
Gabon.
Gambia, The.
Ghana.
Guinea.
Guinea-Bissau.
Kenya.
Lesotho.
Liberia.
Libya.
Madagascar.
Malawi.
Mali.
Mauritania.
Mauritius.
Morroco.
Mozambique.
Namibia.
Niger.
Nigeria.
Rwanda.
São Tomé and Príncipe.
Senegal.
Seychelles.
Sierra Leone.
Somalia.
South Africa.
South Sudan.
Sudan.
Swaziland.
Tanzania.
Togo.
Tunisia.
Uganda.
United Kingdom African Dependencies.
Zambia.
Zibabwe.
Index to Countries.
Volume 3: Americas 9781410354921.
Reader's Guide.
Guide to Country Articles.
Antigua and Barbuda.
Argentina.
Bahamas, The.
Barbados.
Belize.
Bolivia.
Brazil.
Canada.
Chile.
Colombia.
Costa Rica.
Cuba.
Dominica.
Dominican Republic.
Ecuador.
El Salvador.
French American Dependencies.
Grenada.
Guatemala.
Guyana.
Haiti.
Honduras.
Jamaica.
Mexico.
Netherlands American Dependencies.
Nicaragua.
Panama.
Paraguay.
Peru.
Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Saint Lucia.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Suriname.
Trinidad and Tobago.
United Kingdom American Dependencies.
Uruguay.
Venezuela.
Index of Countries.
Volume 4: Asia & Oceania 9781410355089.
Reader's Guide.
Guide to Country Articles.
Afghanistan.
Australia.
Azerbijan.
Bahrain.
Bangladesh.
Bhutan.
Brunei Darussalam.
Cambodia.
China.
Cyrprus.
East Timor.
Fiji.
French Pacific Dependencies.
India.
Indonesia.
Iran.
Iraq.
Israel.
Japan.
Jordan.
Kazakhstan.
Kirbati.
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of.
Korea, Republic of.
Kuwait.
Kyrgyzstan.
Laos.
Lebanon.
Malaysia.
Maldives.
Marshall Islands.
Micronesia, Federated States of.
Mongolia.
Myanmar.
Nauru.
Nepal.
New Zealand.
Oman.
Pakistan.
Palau.
Palestinian Territories.
Papua New Guinea.
Philippines.
Qatar.
Samoa.
Saudi Arabia.
Singapore.
Solomon Islands.
Sri Lanka.
Syria.
Taiwan.
Tajikistan.
Thailand.
Tonga.
Turkey.
Turkmenistan.
Tuvalu.
United Arab Emirates.
United States Pacific Dependencies.
Uzbekistan.
Vanuatu.
Vietnam.
Yemen.
Index to Countries.
Volume 5: Europe 9781410355119.
Reader's Guide.
Guide to Country Articles.
European Union.
Albania.
Andorra.
Armenia.
Austria.
Belarus.
Belgium.
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bulgaria.
Croatia.
Czech Republic.
Denmark.
Estonia.
Finland.
France.
Georgia.
Germany.
Greece.
Hungary.
Iceland.
Ireland.
Italy.
Kosovo.
Lativia.
Liechtenstein.
Lituania.
Luxembourg.
Macedonia.
Malta.
Moldova.
Monaco.
Montenegro.
Netherlands.
Norway.
Poland.
Portugal.
Romania.
San Marino.
Serbia.
Slovakia.
Slovenia.
Spain.
Sweden.
Switzerland.
Ukraine.
United Kingdom.
Vatican City.
Index of Countries.