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RELIGION

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Islamic   Catholic  Protestant Orthodox  Syncretism Buddhism  Hinduism Judaism  Communism                

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                  (see
RELIGION below), the % number is the estimated size of the Majority.

Embassy   Each country's Embassy located in Washington DC is shown thus.

  British Foreign Office Travel Advice for business and tourist travellers.

United Nations Mission 
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Diplomatic Missions  Foreign Representation in Country and National Representation abroad.

Heraldic royal crown  Constitutional Monarchy  When a Country is a Constitutional Monarchy it is shown thus.

Languages   A listing of the languages spoken in the country.

Travel Guide  
All you need to know if travelling to the country.

Pictures   Pictures of the country, its people and its cities.

Universities   A listing of major Universities within the country.

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 and Trade

       Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Peoples Republic of China
 Bundesadler Bundesorgane.svg
 
  
German Federal Foreign Office

  MID emblem.png       Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation  (Use Site Search)

  EUEA      European Union External Action
  

   Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs

       United Nations Children's Fund


      World Bank Report  
 

     World Health Organization

    World Trade Organization
 

 International Monetary Fund

    Freedom House Report

Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation   Prison Population Statistics

      Amnesty International Report

  The Maltese Cross     Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery

     Transparency International Corruption Report

    Link to overview of country listed, including political and topographic maps.

 National Intelligence Services 


Population January 2014

 -  Population Growth Reference Bureau Data Finder Information. The % after the entry is the Growth or Decline in native population expected between 2000 and 2050 (not including migrations.)

U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report -  US Department of State Report.

U.S. State Dept. 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

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

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

News Sources -  English Language Local News sources.

Newspaper  -  National Newspapers & Business Publications published in English.

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

Chambers of Commerce  Link takes you to the World Chambers Network.´┐Ż

Wikipedia Overview - Link takes you to the Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

Current Conflicts - Link takes you to an update on conflicts the Nation is engaged in.

   Currency exchange rates for Local Currency

  Local weather conditions today

     Local Time

Fiji Sunset. Island Vulnerability  

Animated flag of Arab League  Member of the League of Arab States

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

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Animated Flag of OAU (Organization of African Unity)      Member of the African Union

Animated Flag of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)       Member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

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     Member of the Association of South East Asian Nations

Animated Flag of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)  Member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (ex-Soviet Union)

TODAY'S NEWS - News relating to the country from around the world.

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RELIGION

NATIONS WITH MAJORITY MUSLIM  POPULATIONS

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Map of the Muslim World
(Showing Sunni & Shia Majorities)


NATIONS WITH MAJORITY CHRISTIAN POPULATIONS

 
Catholic   Protestant   budded cross Orthodox

Greek cross 

Syncretism

The combination of different systems of philosophical or religious belief or
practice, often incorporating some Christian beliefs and Bible  references.



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 Cuba, Iran, Syria and Sudan are the four
governments that the United States Secretary of State
has designated´┐Żas 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

NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED NATIONS


            

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Freedom of the Press

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Abkhazia
   Capital City ~ Sukhumi (Akua)
   NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED NATIONS  
 
 BBC   British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile
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   MID emblem.png  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

   Freedom House Report
    _____________________________________________


  
See: Georgia
    Wikipedia Overview
  
Current Conflicts




     
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   Adjara
   
Capital City ~ Batumi
   
NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED NATIONS
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   See: Georgia

    Wikipedia Overview

 


 
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   Afghanistan
   
Capital City ~ Kabul
    
British Foreign Office Travel Advice
  
United Nations Mission

   Diplomatic Missions
    Languages
   Travel Guide    Pictures     Universities
   
ASIA MAP

 
 BBC   British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile
    
Etiquette, Customs and Protocol Guide
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    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
    United Nations Children's Fund
    World Bank Report
    World Health Organization

 International Monetary Fund

   Freedom House Report
Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation  Prison Population Statistics
     Amnesty International Report
  The Maltese Cross    Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery

 
    Transparency International Corruption Report
 
   
Overview with political and topographic maps
   Afghanistan Intelligence Services

    ____________________________________________________


   Population January 2014 - 25,758,000
   Population 2050 (projected)  67,200,000 
  + 134% from 2000
  
U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
Afghanistan does not fully comply with the minimum
   standards for the elimination of trafficking human beings.

  
U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report
  
Age of Consent - No Legal Definition
   United Nations International Migration Profile
  
National Intelligence Quotient - 83
   Armed Forces  

   United States US AID Payments
  
  
News Sources
 
Afghan Daily News
   Afghan News Network

   Afghan Islamic Press
  
Chambers of Commerce
  
Wikipedia Overview
   Current Conflicts

  
  Currency exchange rates for Local Currency 
 
Local weather conditions today
  
    Local Time

   TODAY'S NEWS IN AFGHANISTAN

   Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  
Nation Founded 1919

 


    Animated Flag of OAU (Organization of African Unity)     
   
African Union
    BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Profile

    Wikipedia Overview

 
 
Founded 2001

 


    Akrotiri and Dhekelia's flag
      
 
 

 
 Akrotiri & Dhekelia
    Diplomatic Missions
   
Heraldic royal crown  Constitutional Monarchy

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     Wikipedia Overview

   
 Royal Air Force Akrotiri

    
See: Cyprus

        British Overseas Territory or Possession

 


     92%  
   ´┐Żland
    Capital City ~ Mariehamn
    Diplomatic Missions
   EUROPE MAP
    _____________________________________________

  
  Population January 2014 - 28,502
    Wikipedia Overview

  
   Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
 
Local weather conditions today
  
    Local Time
 
Fiji Sunset. 
 Island Vulnerability
  

      Finnish Overseas Territories & Possessions

 


     animated large gold symbol of Islam 70%    
   Albania
  
Capital City ~ Tirana  
    British Foreign Office Travel Advice
   United Nations Mission
    Diplomatic Missions
   
Languages   Travel Guide  
Pictures   Universities
  
EUROPE 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  
    United Nations Children's Fund
    World Bank Report 
    World Health Organization
 
  World Trade Organization

 International Monetary Fund

   Freedom House Report
Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation  
Prison Population Statistics
     Amnesty International Report
  The Maltese Cross    Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery

 
    Transparency International Corruption Report
   
  Overview with political and topographic maps
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Population January 2014 - 2,783,000
  
Population 2050 (projected) 3,600,000 
  + 16% from 2000
  
U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
Albania does not fully comply with the minimum
   standards for the elimination of trafficking of human beings.

  
U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report

  
Age of Consent - 14
   United Nations International Migration Profile

  
National Intelligence Quotient - 90
  
Armed Forces   

   United States US AID Payments
  
  
News Sources  
   Albanian Daily News
  
Tirana Stock Exchange
  
Chambers of Commerce
   Wikipedia Overview
  
   Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
 
Local weather conditions today
  
    Local Time
 
Animated Flag of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)  Member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

   TODAY'S NEWS IN ALBANIA

  
Republic of Albania
   Nation Founded 1912


 


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   Algeria
  
 Capital City ~ Algiers
 
British Foreign Office Travel Advice
   
United Nations Mission

    Diplomatic Missions
   
Languages   Travel Guide  
Pictures   Universities
  
AFRICA 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  
    United Nations Children's Fund
    World Bank Report  
    World Health Organization

 International Monetary Fund

   Freedom House Report
Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation 
Prison Population Statistics
    Amnesty International Report
  The Maltese Cross   Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery

 
   Transparency International Corruption Report
 
 
 Overview with political and topographic maps.
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 Population January 2014 - 38,295,000
   Population 2050 (projected) 51,000,000 
  + 61%  from 2000
  
U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
Algeria does not fully comply with the minimum
   standards for the elimination of trafficking of human beings.

  
U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report
  
Age of Consent - 16
   United Nations International Migration Profile

  
National Intelligence Quotient - 84
  
Armed Forces     

  
United States US AID Payments  
  
News Sources  
  
North African Journal
   Algiers Stock Exchange
  
Chambers of Commerce

  
Wikipedia Overview
   Current Conflicts

  
   Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
 
Local weather conditions today
  
    Local Time
 
Animated flag of Arab League  Member of the League of Arab States
   Animated Flag of OAU (Organization of African Unity)    Member of the African Union

   TODAY'S NEWS IN ALGERIA 

  
People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
   Nation Founded 1962


 


      78%   
   American Samoa
  
    Capital City ~ Pago Pago
    Diplomatic Missions

    Languages  
 Travel Guide  
Pictures
  
OCEANIA MAP

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     United States Central Intelligence Agency
 
   British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  
Australian Coat of Arms.png    Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade  
 Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation  Prison Population Statistics
       Amnesty International Report
  
    
Overview with political and topographic maps.
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 Population January 2014 - 55,000
  
United Nations International Migration Profile
  
Amerika Samoa
  
Chambers of Commerce
   Wikipedia Overview
  
   Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
 
Local weather conditions today
  
    Local Time
 
Fiji Sunset.  
Island Vulnerability

   TODAY'S NEWS IN AMERICAN SAMOA

   
   American Overseas Territory or Possession

 


     98%  
  
Andorra
   
Capital City ~ Andorra la Vella
   British Foreign Office Travel Advice
  
United Nations Mission
    Diplomatic Missions
   
Heraldic royal crown  Constitutional Monarchy
    Languages    Travel Guide   
Pictures   Universities
  
EUROPE 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  
    United Nations Children's Fund
    World Health Organization
   Freedom House Report
Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation Prison Population Statistics
    Amnesty International Report
 
   
Overview with political and topographic maps.
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    Population January 2014 - 75,000
 
 Population 2050 (projected)  76,000     + 0% from 2000
  
Andorra complies fully with the minimum standards for
    the elimination of trafficking of human beings.

  
U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report
  
Age of Consent - 16
   United Nations International Migration Profile  

   United States US AID Payments
  
  
Chambers of Commerce
   Wikipedia Overview
     
Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
 
Local weather conditions today
  
    Local Time

   TODAY'S NEWS IN ANDORRA

  
Principality of Andorra
   Nation Founded 1278


 


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 47%  Syncretism  38%  15%
  
Angola
    Capital City ~ Luanda
   British Foreign Office Travel Advice
   
United Nations Mission

    Diplomatic Missions
   
Languages   Travel Guide   Pictures   Universities
  
AFRICA 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  
    United Nations Children's Fund
    World Bank Report   
    World Health Organization
 
  World Trade Organization

 International Monetary Fund

   Freedom House Report
Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation  Prison Population Statistics
     Amnesty International Report
  The Maltese Cross    Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery

 
    Transparency International Corruption Report
 
  
Overview with political and topographic maps.
   ____________________________________________________


   Population January 2014 - 21,256,000
 
 Population 2050 (projected) 43,100,000    +230% from 2000
  
U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
Angola does not fully comply with the minimum
   standards for the elimination of trafficking of human beings.

  
U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report
  
Age of Consent - No Legal Definition
   United Nations International Migration Profile
  
National Intelligence Quotient - 69
  
Armed Forces     
  
United States US AID Payments  
  
News Sources  

  Angola News
  
Chambers of Commerce
   Wikipedia Overview
  Current Conflicts

  
   Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
   
Local weather conditions today
  
     Local Time
  Animated Flag of OAU (Organization of African Unity)  Member of the African Union

  TODAY'S NEWS IN ANGOLA 

  
Republic of Angola
   Nation Founded 1975


 


       
 85%  
   
Anguilla
  
Capital City ~ The Valley
  British Foreign Office Travel Advice
    Diplomatic Missions
   
Heraldic royal crown  Constitutional Monarchy

  
Languages    Travel Guide    Pictures
   
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
  MID emblem.png    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation


  EUEA    European Union External Action  
 
 Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs

 International Monetary Fund

Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation 
Prison Population Statistics
 
    Transparency International Corruption Report
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   Population January 2014 - 14,000
  
United Nations International Migration Profile
  
United States US AID Payments  
  
Anguilla Life
   Chambers of Commerce
   Wikipedia Overview
  
  Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
 
Local weather conditions today
  
    Local Time
 
Fiji Sunset.  
Island Vulnerability
 
 
Member of the British Commonwealth of Nations

   TODAY'S NEWS IN ANGUILLA

       British Overseas Territory or Possession

 


      
90%  
   
Antigua & Barbuda
  
 Capital City ~ St. John's
 
British Foreign Office Travel Advice
  
United Nations Mission

    Diplomatic Missions

   
Heraldic royal crown  Constitutional Monarchy
    
Languages    Travel Guide   Pictures
    
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  
    United Nations Children's Fund
    World Bank Report   
    World Health Organization
 
  World Trade Organization

 International Monetary Fund

   Freedom House Report
Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation Prison Population Statistics
     Amnesty International Report
  The Maltese Cross    Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery

 
    Transparency International Corruption Report
 
   
Overview with political and topographic maps.
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    Population January 2014 - 86,295
    
U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
 
Antigua & Barbuda does not fully comply with the minimum
    standards for the elimination of trafficking of human beings.

   
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Age of Consent - 16
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National Intelligence Quotient - 75

   
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Antigua & Barbuda
   Nation Founded 1981


 


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Founded 1945

 


       
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Argentina
   
Capital City ~ Buenos Aires
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   Population January 2014 - 41,350,000
 
  Population 2050 (projected) 54,500,000    + 48%
from 2000
  
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Argentina does not fully comply with the minimum
   standards for the elimination of trafficking of human beings.

  
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Age of Consent - 12
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Argentine Republic
   Nation Founded 1816


 


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Armenia
   
Capital City ~ Yerevan
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   Population January 2014 - 3,032,000
  
 Population 2050 (projected) 3,400,000    + 4% from 2000
  
U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
Armenia does not fully comply with the minimum
   standards for the elimination of trafficking of human beings.

  
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Age of Consent - 16
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National Intelligence Quotient - 93
  
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Republic of Armenia
   Nation Founded 1991


 


      
 82%  
    
Aruba   
  
Capital City ~ Oranjestad
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    Population January 2014 - 105,000
   
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Age of Consent - 16
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85%  
   
Ascension Island
  
Capital City ~ Georgetown

  
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    Population January 2014 - 880
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Founded 1967

 


     
51%  
  
 
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    Population January 2014 - 23,105,000
     Population 2050 (projected) 29,500,000    + 48%
from 2000
   
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Australia complies fully with the minimum standards for
    the elimination of trafficking of human beings.

   
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    Age of Consent - 16
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  National Intelligence Quotient - 98
   
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Commonwealth of Australia
   Nation Founded 1901


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78%  
   
Austria
    Capital City ~ Vienna
 
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   Population January 2014 - 8,477,000
 
  Population 2050 (projected)  8,200,000    + 1%
from 2000
  
U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
Austria complies fully with the minimum standards for
   the elimination of trafficking of human beings.

  
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Age of Consent - 14
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National Intelligence Quotient - 102
  
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   Republic of Austria
   Nation Founded 1156


 


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    Capital City ~ Baku

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   Population January 2014 - 9,412,000
 
  Population 2050 (projected) 11,600,000    + 41%
from 2000
  
U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
Azerbaijan does not fully comply with the minimum
   standards for the elimination of trafficking of human beings.

  
U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report
  
Age of Consent - 16
   United Nations International Migration Profile
  
National Intelligence Quotient - 87
  
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   Republic of Azerbaijan
   Nation Founded 1991


 


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Capital City ~ Ponta Delgada

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    Population January 2014 - 245,746
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