Country Studies (Library of Congress) -- 80 online books previously published in hard copy as part of the Country Studies Series by the Federal Research Division. The books offer "description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world. The series includes several books on countries that no longer exist in their original configuration—such as Czechoslovakia, East Germany, the Soviet Union, Sudan, and Yugoslavia.'
US Department of State(current data) -- Provides information on policy, countries & areas, and bureaus & offices.
United Nations-- An "international organization founded in 1945. Currently made up of 193 Member States, the UN and its work are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter."