Reference Resources

CIA World Factbook

Digital Public Library of America: "providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage"

IPL2: information you can trust

Library of Congress: Country Studies

U.S. Dep't of State: Countries Background Notes

U.S. Government Publishing Office: browse U.S. government publications

WA State HistoryLink: the free online encyclopedia of Washington State history

World History Interactive Atlas and Timeline: jump through the centuries back to 3000 B.C. to see how borders and place names have changed.

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