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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, Nations of the World provides a complete A to Z accounting of every sovereign nation on the planet. Each entry in this amply illustrated eight-volume set covers a nation's geography, religions, industries, ethnic heritage, government, and language in concise detail. In addition to giving a comprehensive history of each nation detailing the events that formed the national character, each entry includes a statistics box filled with important facts and figures. These include capital city and type of government, head of state, legislature, and judicial system; date of nation's founding or independence; membership in international organizations; major cities and populations; and ethnic breakdown. Each entry also includes a full-color locator map and national flag. Volume 1 features political maps of the world and all the continents, plus listings of the world's international organizations and member nations. Volume 8 features a comprehensive index covering all eight volumes. From the economic powerhouses of North America, Europe, and Asia, to the nations carved out of former colonial empires in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, to the tiniest principalities scattered among the larger countries, Nations of the World covers them all, providing a comprehensive guide to what makes us all different and to what unites us all.
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