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 BBC  British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile

Etiquette, Customs and Protocol Guide

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       Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Peoples Republic of China
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(Use Site Search)

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 EUEA      European Union External Action
  

   Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs

Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation    Prison Population Statistics

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   National Intelligence Services 

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Trafficking in Human Beings Report -  US Department of State Report.

Human Rights Report - US Department of State Country Briefs on Human Rights.

Age of Consent. - Legal Age of Sexual Consent.   Source

International Migration Profile - United Nations Data on Migration.  Source

National Intelligence Quotient - The Average Intelligence Quotient is 100. Source

Corruption Index  -  Transparency International Data. 

Armed Forces -  Includes various data on Land, Sea and Air Forces and Budgets.

World Bank Report - World Bank Country Report

International Monetary Fund - International Monetary Fund Country Report

United States US AID Payments   - U.S. authorized financial aid to foreign Nations.

News Sources -  English Language Local News sources.

World Health Organization   -  An overview of the Health situation within the country.

Freedom House Report   -   Freedom House Country Freedom Rankings.

World Trade Organization  -  WTO Member Nations Report.

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Stock Exchange 
- Stock Exchanges that are presented real-time in English.

Chambers of Commerce  -  Link takes you to the World Chambers Network. 

Wikipedia Overview - Link takes you to the Wikipedia Encyclopaedia.

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 Currency exchange rates for Local Currency

  Local weather conditions today

   Local Time

   Amnesty International - Country Human Rights Report

The Maltese Cross  Slavery in the 21st Century - Data on Modern Day Human Trafficking & Slavery.

Fiji Sunset.Island Vulnerability

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  Member of the British Commonwealth of Nations (The British Empire)

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RELIGION

NATIONS WITH MAJORITY MUSLIM  POPULATIONS

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NATIONS WITH MAJORITY CHRISTIAN POPULATIONS

 
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Syncretism
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NATIONS WITH MAJORITY BUDDHIST POPULATIONS

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NATIONS WITH MAJORITY HINDU POPULATIONS

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NATIONS WITH MAJORITY JEWISH POPULATIONS

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NATIONS WITH MAJORITY COMMUNIST POPULATIONS

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Major Religious Groups of the World Ranked by Number of Adherents

A Basic Overview of the World's Major Religions

Alphabetical Listing of Alternative Religions

Map of Religious Majorities by State in the United States of America


Largest Religious Groups in the United States of America

 


THE WAR ON TERROR



The States of Iran, Syria, Cuba and Sudan are the four
governments that the United States Secretary of State
has designated as being state sponsors of terrorism.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
     

 
Nations with Overseas Territories & Possessions

     (AUSTRALIA)   Commonwealth of Australia
        (CHINA)   People's Republic of China
          (DENMARK)  Kingdom of Denmark
        (FRANCE)  French Republic 
      
(FINLAND)  Republic of Finland
        (NETHERLANDS)  Kingdom of the Netherlands
      (NEW ZEALAND)  New Zealand
       (NORWAY)   Kingdom of Norway
        (PORTUGAL)  Portuguese Republic
           (SPAIN)  Kingdom of Spain
       (U.K.)  United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland
        (U.S.A.)  United States of America


Could, Should or Would be Countries

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Democratic Republic of Congo
 
   Capital City ~ Kinshasa
  
 British Foreign Office Travel Advice
    United Nations Mission
    
Languages    Travel Guide
 
  AFRICA MAP

  
 BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile
    _____________________________________________
   
    Country Profiles

  
     United States Central Intelligence Agency
  
U.S. Department of State - Great Seal     United States Department of State
 
  British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
 
Australian Coat of Arms.png   Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  
   
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Peoples Republic of China      Bundesadler Bundesorgane.svg
 
  German Federal Foreign Office  
  MID emblem.png    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

   EUEA   European Union External Action  
 
 
 Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs
Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation 
Prison Population Statistics
   
 
  Overview with political and topographic maps.
   ____________________________________________________

   Population 2050 (projected) 181,300,000
+ 220%

  
Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
Congo (Dem. Rep.) does not fully comply with the minimum
   standards for the elimination of trafficking human beings.

  
Human Rights Report
  
Age of Consent - No Legal Definition
   United Nations International Migration Profile
   National Intelligence Quotient -
73
  
Corruption Index

  
Armed Forces  
  
World Bank Report
  
International Monetary Fund
  
United States US AID Payments  
   News Sources

   
World Health Organization
  
Freedom House Report
  
World Trade Organization
  
All Africa

   Chambers of Commerce
   Wikipedia Overview
  
Current Conflicts
  
   Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
 
Local weather conditions today
  
    Local Time Eastern   Local Time Western
    Amnesty International - Country Human Rights Report
 
The Maltese Cross   Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery
   Animated Flag of OAU (Organization of African Unity)  Member of the African Union


    TODAY'S NEWS IN CONGO (DR)

  
Democratic Republic of the Congo
   Nation Founded 1960


 


        97%  
   Denmark
   
Capital City ~ Copenhagen
    
British Foreign Office Travel Advice
   
United Nations Mission
   
Heraldic royal crown  Constitutional Monarchy
    Languages 
   Travel Guide   
Pictures    Universities
    EUROPE MAP
 
 BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile
   
Etiquette, Customs and Protocol Guide
    _____________________________________________
   
    Country Profiles

  
    United States Central Intelligence Agency
  
U.S. Department of State - Great Seal    United States Department of State
 
  British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
 
Australian Coat of Arms.png   Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
   
  
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Peoples Republic of China      Bundesadler Bundesorgane.svg
 
 German Federal Foreign Office  
  MID emblem.png   Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation  
 
 
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs
Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation
Prison Population Statistics
  
  
Overview with political and topographic maps.
   ____________________________________________________

   Population 2050 (projected) 5,800,000
  + 8%
  
Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
Denmark complies fully with the minimum standards
   for the elimination of trafficking of human beings.

  
Human Rights Report
  
Age of Consent - 15
   United Nations International Migration Profile
  
National Intelligence Quotient - 98
  
Corruption Index
  
Armed Forces

  
World Bank Report

  
International Monetary Fund
  
United States US AID Payments  
  
News Sources
   World Health Organization
  
Freedom House Report
  
World Trade Organization
   The Copenhagen Post
   Copenhagen Stock Exchange
   Chambers of Commerce
   Wikipedia Overview

  
   Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
 
Local weather conditions today
  
    Local Time
    Amnesty International - Country Human Rights Report
 
The Maltese Cross   Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery
 
Fiji Sunset.  
Island Vulnerability
 
Animated Flag of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)  Member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
 
Animated Flag of European UnionMember of the European Union


    TODAY'S NEWS IN DENMARK


  
Kingdom of Denmark
   Nation Founded 997


  
  
Danish Overseas Territories & Possessions

 


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90%  
  
Djibouti
   
Capital City ~ Djibouti
    
British Foreign Office Travel Advice
  
United Nations Mission
    Languages    Travel Guide
  
AFRICA MAP

 
 BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile
    _____________________________________________
   
    Country Profiles

  
    United States Central Intelligence Agency
  
U.S. Department of State - Great Seal     United States Department of State
 
  British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
 
Australian Coat of Arms.png    Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
   
   
 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Peoples Republic of China      Bundesadler Bundesorgane.svg
 
  German Federal Foreign Office  
  MID emblem.png    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

  EUEA
   European Union External Action  
 
 
 Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs
Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation  Prison Population Statistics
  
  
 Overview with political and topographic maps.
   ____________________________________________________

   Population 2050 (projected) 1,100,000 
  + 62%
  
Trafficking in Human Beings Report
   
Djibouti does not fully comply with the minimum
   standards for the elimination of trafficking human beings.

  
Human Rights Report
  
Age of Consent - No Legal Definition
   United Nations International Migration Profile
  
National Intelligence Quotient - 68
  
Corruption Index

  
Armed Forces  

  
World Bank Report
  
International Monetary Fund
  
United States US AID Payments
  
   News Sources

   
World Health Organization
  
Freedom House Report
   World Trade Organization
  
All Africa
   Chambers of Commerce
   Wikipedia Overview
  
   Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
 
Local weather conditions today
  
    Local Time
    Amnesty International - Country Human Rights Report
 
The Maltese Cross   Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery
 
Animated flag of Arab LeagueMember of the League of Arab States
  Animated Flag of OAU (Organization of African Unity)  Member of the African Union 


    TODAY'S NEWS IN DJIBOUTI


  
Republic of Djibouti
   Nation Founded 1997

 


      
70%   
  
Dniester  (Trans-Dniester)
  
NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED NATIONS

 
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile
    _____________________________________________
   

  
See: Moldova
   Wikipedia Overview

 


     
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Dominica
   
Capital City ~ Roseau
   
 British Foreign Office Travel Advice
  
United Nations Mission

   
Languages    Travel Guide
  
CARIBBEAN MAP
 
 BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile
    _____________________________________________
   
    Country Profiles

  
     United States Central Intelligence Agency
  
U.S. Department of State - Great Seal     United States Department of State
 
  British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
 
Australian Coat of Arms.png    Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
   
    
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Peoples Republic of China      Bundesadler Bundesorgane.svg
 
   German Federal Foreign Office  
  MID emblem.png     Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

  EUEA
   European Union External Action  
 
 
 Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs
 Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation Prison Population Statistics
  
 
 Overview with political and topographic maps.
   ____________________________________________________

   Population 2050 (projected) 100,000 
  + 17%

  
Trafficking in Human Beings Report
 
 Dominica does not fully comply with the minimum
   standards for the elimination of trafficking human beings.

  
Human Rights Report
  
Age of Consent - 16
   United Nations International Migration Profile
  
National Intelligence Quotient - 75
  
Corruption Index
  

  
World Bank Report
  
International Monetary Fund
  
United States US AID Payments
  
   News Sources

   World Health Organization
  
Freedom House Report
   World Trade Organization
  
The Sun
  
Chambers of Commerce
   Wikipedia Overview

  
   Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
 
Local weather conditions today
  
    Local Time
    Amnesty International - Country Human Rights Report
 
Fiji Sunset.  
Island Vulnerability
 
Member of the British Commonwealth of Nations
  Animated Flag of OAS (Organization of American States)  Member of the Organization of American States


    TODAY'S NEWS IN DOMINICA


  
Commonwealth of Dominica
   Nation Founded 1978


 


         
95%  
  
Dominican Republic
   
Capital City ~ Santo Domingo
 
 British Foreign Office Travel Advice
  
United Nations Mission

   
Languages     Travel Guide    Pictures    Universities
  
CARIBBEAN MAP

 
 BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile
   
Etiquette, Customs and Protocol Guide
    _____________________________________________
   
    Country Profiles

  
     United States Central Intelligence Agency
  
U.S. Department of State - Great Seal      United States Department of State
 
   British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
 
Australian Coat of Arms.png    Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  
    
 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Peoples Republic of China     Bundesadler Bundesorgane.svg
 
  German Federal Foreign Office  
  MID emblem.png    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

  EUEA
   European Union External Action  
 
 
 Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs
Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation  Prison Population Statistics
 
 
 Overview with political and topographic maps.
   ____________________________________________________

   Population 2050 (projected) 13,400,000    + 54%
  
Trafficking in Human Beings Report
   
Dominican Republic does not fully comply with the minimum
   standards for the elimination of trafficking human beings.

  
Human Rights Report
  
Age of Consent - 18
   United Nations International Migration Profile
  
National Intelligence Quotient - 84
  
Corruption Index

   Armed Forces   
  
World Bank Report
  
International Monetary Fund
  
United States US AID Payments  
   News Sources
  
World Health Organization

  
Freedom House Report
  
World Trade Organization
  
Dominican Republic News
  
Bolsa de Valores de la República Dominicana
   Chambers of Commerce
   Wikipedia Overview

  
   Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
 
Local weather conditions today
  
    Local Time
 
The Maltese Cross   Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery
 
Fiji Sunset.  
Island Vulnerability
  Animated Flag of OAS (Organization of American States)  Member of the Organization of American States


    TODAY'S NEWS IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

  
Dominican Republic
   Nation Founded 1844