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Political handbook of the world 2014

Author: Tom Lansford
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : CQ Press, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text features over 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world providing facts and analysis that illuminates every country's government and political status, composition and history. Political parties major, minor and insurgent are covered as well as cabinet members, ambassadors and membership in international organizations.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Lansford
ISBN: 9781483333281 1483333280
OCLC Number: 879652640
Notes: Maps on lining pages.
Description: xi, 835 pages : maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Intergovernmental organization abbreviations --
Preface --
Governments --
Afghanistan --
Albania --
Algeria --
Andorra --
Angola --
Antarctica --
Antigua and Barbuda --
Argentina --
Argentina : contested territories (Falkland Islands) --
Armenia --
Australia --
Australia : related territories (Ashmore and Cartier Island Territory --
Australian Antarctic Territory --
Christmas Island --
Cocos, Keeling, Islands --
Coral Sea Islands Territory --
Heard Island and McDonald Islands --
Norfolk Island) --
Austria --
Azerbaijan --
Bahamas --
Bahrain --
Bangladesh --
Barbados --
Belarus --
Belgium --
Belize --
Benin --
Bhutan --
Bolivia --
Bosnia and Herzegovina --
Botswana --
Brazil --
Brunei --
Bulgaria --
Burkina Faso --
Burundi --
Cambodia --
Cameroon --
Canada --
Cape Verde --
Central African Republic --
Chad --
Chile --
China --
People's Republic of China --
Taiwan --
Colombia --
Comoros --
Democratic Republic of the Congo --
Republic of the Congo --
Costa Rica --
Côte d'Ivoire --
Croatia --
Cuba --
Cyprus --
Cyprus : Turkish sector --
Czech Republic --
Denmark --
Denmark : related territories (Faroe Islands --
Greenland) --
Djibouti --
Dominica --
Dominican Republic --
Ecuador --
Egypt --
El Salvador --
Equatorial Guinea --
Eritrea --
Estonia --
Ethiopia --
Fiji --
Finland --
Finland : related territories (Åland Islands) --
France --
France : related territories (French Guiana, Guyane --
Guadeloupe --
Martinique --
Mayotte, Mahoré --
Reunion --
French Polynesia, Polynésie Française --
Saint Barthelemy --
Saint Martin, Saint-Martin --
Saint Pierre and Miquelon --
Wallis and Futuna Islands French Southern and Antarctic lands --
New Caledonia --
Clipperton Island) --
Gabon --
Gambia --
Georgia --
Ghana --
Greece --
Grenada --
Guatemala --
Guinea --
Guinea-Bissau --
Guyana --
Haiti --
Honduras --
Hungary --
Iceland --
India --
Indonesia --
Indonesia : annexed territory (Papua) --
Iran --
Iraq --
Ireland --
Israel --
Italy --
Japan --
Jordan --
Kazakhstan --
Kenya --
Kiribati --
Korea --
Democratic People's Republic of Korea --
Republic of Korea --
Kosovo --
Kuwait --
Kyrgyzstan --
Laos --
Latvia --
Lebanon --
Lesotho --
Liberia --
Libya --
Liechtenstein --
Lithuania --
Luxembourg --
Macedonia --
Madagascar --
Malawi --
Malaysia --
Maldives --
Mali --
Malta --
Marshall Islands --
Mauritania --
Mauritius --
Mexico --
Micronesia, Federated States of --
Moldova --
Monaco --
Mongolia --
Montenegro - -Morocco --
Morocco : disputed territory (Western Sahara --
Sahrawi Front --
Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro) --
Mozambique --
Myanmar (Burma) --
Namibia --
Nauru --
Nepal --
Netherlands --
Netherlands : Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten --
New Zealand --
New Zealand : related territories (Cook Islands --
Niue --
Tokelau --
Ross Dependency) --
Nicaragua --
Niger --
Nigeria --
Norway --
Norway : related territories (Svalbard --
Jan Mayen --
Bouvet Island --
Peter I Island --
Queen Maud Land) --
Oman --
Pakistan --
Pakistan : related territories (Azad Kashmir --
Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference --
Gilgit-Baltistan --
Balawaristan National Front) --
Palau --
Panama --
Panama Canal Zone --
Papua New Guinea --
Paraguay --
Peru --
Philippines --
Poland --
Portugal --
Portugal : related territories (Azores --
Madeira Islands --
Madeira Archipelago Liberation Front) --
Qatar --
Romania --
Russia --
Rwanda --
St. Kitts and Nevis --
St. Lucia --
St. Vincent and the Grenadines --
Samoa --
San Marino --
São Tomé and Principe --
Saudi Arabia --
Senegal --
Serbia --
Seychelles --
Sierra Leone --
Singapore --
Slovakia --
Slovenia --
Solomon Islands --
Somalia --
Somaliland --
South Africa --
South Sudan --
Spain --
Spain : related territories --
Places of Sovereignty in North Africa --
Cueta Democratic Union) --
Sri Lanka --
Sudan --
Suriname --
Swaziland --
Sweden --
Switzerland --
Syria --
Tajikistan --
Tanzania --
Thailand --
Timor-Leste (East Timor) --
Togo --
Tonga --
Trinidad and Tobago --
Tunisia --
Turkey --
Turkmenistan --
Tuvalu --
Uganda --
Ukraine --
United Arab Emirates --
United Kingdom --
United Kingdom : related territories (Channel Islands --
Isle of Man --
Anguilla --
Bermuda --
British Indian Ocean Territory --
British Virgin Islands --
Cayman Islands --
Falkland Islands --
Gibraltar --
Montserrat --
Pitcairn Islands --
St. Helena --
Ascension Island --
Turks and Caicos Islands --
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands --
British Antarctic Territory --
Akrotiri and Dhekelia) --
United Kingdom : Northern Ireland --
United States --
United States : related territories (Puerto Rico --
Virgin Islands --
American Samoa --
Guam --
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands --
Johnston Atoll --
Palmyra Atoll --
Wake Atoll --
Howland, Baker, and Jarvis Islands --
Kingman Reef --
Midway Islands --
Navassa) --
Uruguay --
Uzbekistan --
Vanuatu --
Vatican City State --
Venezuela --
Vietnam --
Yemen --
Zambia --
Zimbabwe --
Palestinian Authority/Palestine Liberation Organization --
Intergovernmental organizations --
African Union AU) --
Arab League --
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) --
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) --
Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom) --
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa)--
The Commonwealth --
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) --
Council of Europe --
Economic Community of West African ?States (ECOWAS) --
European Free Trade Association (EFTA) --
European Union (EU) --
European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) --
Group of Eight --
Group of Twenty --
International Criminal Court (ICC) --
International Energy Agency (IEA) --
International Organization for Migration (IOM) --
Non-aligned Movement --
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) --
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) --
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) --
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) --
Organization of American States (OAS) --
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) --
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) --
Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) --
Regional Development Banks --
African Development Bank (AfDB/BAD) --
Asian Development Bank (ADB) --
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD/BERD) --
European Investment Bank (EIB) --
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB/BID) --
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) --
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) --
Souther African Development Community (SADC) --
Southern Cone Common Market (Mercosur/Mercosul) --
United Nations (UN) --
General Assembly --
General Assembly Special Bodies --
Security Council --
Security Council : Peacekeeping Forces and Missions --
Security Council : International Criminal Tribunals --
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) --
Economic and Social Council : Functional Commissions --
Trusteeship Council --
International Court of Justice (ICJ) --
Secretariat --
United Nations : Specialized Agencies --
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) --
International Civil Aviation Organizations (ICAO) --
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) --
International Labour Organization (ILO) --
International Maritime Organization (IMO) --
International Monetary Fund (IMF) --
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) --
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) --
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) --
World Bank --
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) --
International Development Association (IDA) --
International Finance Corporation IFC) --
World Health Organization (WHO) --
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) --
United Nations : Related Organization --
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) --
World Trade Organization (WTO) Appendix A . Chronology of Major international events (1945-2010) --
Appendix B. Chronology of Major international conferences sponsored by the United Nations (1946-2010) --
Appendix C. Membership of the United Nations and its specialized and related agencies --
Appendix D. Serials list.
Responsibility: edited by Tom Lansford.

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