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learn what all of the symbols shown below
mean. Various data bases throughout the world show different statistics,
and so we have done our best to check with governments and some other reliable sources (including our friends, members, supporters and our
many contacts in the Diplomatic Corps and the International Media Community, living in the countries involved). If you should find a mistake on our site, or just know a better source of facts and data; please let us know.
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ON THE NATIONAL FLAG FOR COUNTRY FACTS
We have linked each country to the United Nations - Country Statistics. (When the UN does not provide data we give local National Statistics). Click on the country's flag to access this information.
Islamic Catholic Protestant Orthodox
The majority Religion of each Country is listed using a recognized symbol
below), the % number is the estimated size of the Majority.
Each country's Embassy located in
Washington DC is shown thus.
British Foreign Office
Travel Advice for business and tourist
The Nation's permanent mission to the United Nations.
Foreign Representation in
Country and National Representation abroad.
Languages A listing of the languages spoken in
All you need to know if travelling
to the country.
Pictures of the country, its people
and its cities.
A listing of major Universities within the country.
Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile
Customs and Protocol Guide
United States Central Intelligence Agency
United States Department of
British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Australian Department of
Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Peoples Republic
Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of the Russian Federation
(Use Site Search)
European Union External Action
Canadian Department of
United Nations Children's
World Bank Report
World Health Organization
World Trade Organization
International Monetary Fund
Freedom House Report
Data on Human Trafficking
Transparency International Corruption Report
Link to overview of country listed, including political and topographic
National Intelligence Services
Population January 2014
Population Growth Reference Bureau Data Finder Information. The % after the entry is the
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.
United Nations Data on Migration.
The Average Intelligence Quotient is 100.
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.
Language Local News sources.
National Newspapers &
Business Publications published in English.
Stock Exchange -
Stock Exchanges that are
presented real-time in English.
Link takes you to the World Chambers Network.
Link takes you to the Wikipedia Encyclopaedia.
Link takes you to an update on conflicts the Nation is engaged in.
exchange rates for Local Currency.
weather conditions today
Member of the League of Arab States
Member of the British Commonwealth of Nations (The British Empire)
Member of the Organization of American States
Member of the African Union
Member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
of the European Union
of the Association of South East Asian Nations
of the Commonwealth of Independent States (ex-Soviet
TODAY'S NEWS -
relating to the country from around the world.
symbol indicates that the State Department of the United States Government
deemed that this Country is considered a State Sponsor of International
NATIONS WITH MAJORITY MUSLIM POPULATIONS
of the Muslim World
Sunni & Shia Majorities)
NATIONS WITH MAJORITY CHRISTIAN POPULATIONS
The combination of
different systems of philosophical or religious belief or
practice, often incorporating some Christian beliefs and Bible
MAJORITY BUDDHIST POPULATIONS
MAJORITY HINDU POPULATIONS
NATIONS WITH MAJORITY JEWISH POPULATIONS
NATIONS WITH MAJORITY COMMUNIST POPULATIONS
Major Religious Groups of the World Ranked by Number
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 as being state sponsors of terrorism.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Nations with Overseas Territories & Possessions
Republic of China
of the Netherlands
Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland
States of America
Entities that are Colonies,
semi-autonomous Administrative Regions or are Foreign
we have identified on this page by putting the Flag of the Sovereign Nation next
to their listing
Should or Would be Countries
Countries Not Recognized by the United Nations Organization
Nations that are not recognized by the United Nations we have
identified on this page with the following caption next to their
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Terrorism & Genocide
Reports from around the World
of the Press
we have listed as many English Language newspapers and other business
publications as we can find, we would point out that not all publications
have the Freedom of the Press enjoyed by those in North America and Europe.
So, we suggest you check the
House - Freedom of the Press Report, before reading any of the
newspapers or other publications listed on this site.
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During the 1960’s he was the lead singer with The Tribe, and later with The
Foundation in Great Britain. He also held a contract as a song writer with Acuff Rose
in Nashville, Tennessee. In the 1960's and the 1970’s. John was recognized as one of the
commercial Interior Designers in the United Kingdom, and he completed projects for multi-national corporations, restaurants and
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published several articles on "Colour, Texture & Design", and
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held positions as President, Managing Director or Corporate Vice
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Kingdom, the Netherlands and the United States of America. He
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time of establishing The Business Forum, he was recognized as an
Tactician on four continents. During
his career John has been elected a Fellow of the British Society of
Commerce, the Institute of Buyers, the British Institute of
Directors, the British Institute of Administrative Accountants and the
Institute of Purchasing and Supply; he was also elected to be a member
of the British Institute of Marketing, the British Institute of
Management, and the British Institute of Journalists
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Publications Limited), and "How to Promote Your Business" and "How to
Organize Your Marketing" (Asigan International Inc.) and "Fast Track Marketing in a Global Economy" (Van
Nostrum Reinhold) He has published many articles and has lectured in both Europe and North America at Universities and to professional audiences on subjects ranging from business development and marketing to interior design. John is
also an artist
and his paintings hang
today in countries all around the world.
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