Quality of Life
Discover ways we attempt to quantify quality of life; it's a difficult indicator to measure, for sure.
Developed or Developing? Dividing The World Into The Haves a…
Learn what the terms First World or Third World, developed country or developing country, and more developed country or least developed country - LDC refer to and which are most appropriate today. Learn about these categorizations of countries from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
HDI - The Human Development Index
An overview of the United Nations' HDI or Human Development Index, which is an internationally recognized ranking of countries based on development factors. Learn about the HDI and Human Development Index from this article from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
European Union - An Overview of the European Union
A brief history and overview of the European Union. Learn about the development of the EU.
USSR - An Overview of the USSR - The Union of Soviet Socialis…
A brief overview of the former USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) and the fifteen new countries formed from the USSR in 1991.
Countries of the Universal Postal Union
Discover which nations and countries are members or non-members of the Universal Postal Union; the answer could surprise you!
A huge collection of country flags from around the world.
Atlas of the World
A comprehensive online world atlas which contains maps and geographic information for every country and U.S. state.
Demonyms - Names of Nationalities
What do you call someone from Indonesia? Indonesian, of course! How about Liechtenstein or Ireland? Take a look at my comprehensive list of demonyms for every country.
Largest Countries in Area
A listing of the ten largest countries in terms of area.
Countries of the World
This Infoplease.com site provides basic data and a brief history of every country.
Comprehensive online books about over 100 countries of the world, prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. Very thorough information including history, geography, and culture.
There were 28 new countries created in the 1990s. This article lists them all and tell where they came from.
Cultural Profiles Project
The Canadian government provides this exhaustive site which describes life in most of the countries on earth. Included for each country is information on food, work, religion, education, and much more.
Flags of the World
Current and historical flag images, descriptions, and histories for every country.
U.S. Department of State Background Notes
Excellent geographical, economic, historic, and political information about states of the world from the U.S. Department of State.