Country Profiles and Culture


Country Elements
– Desert camps or visit
– National dress
– Tea ceremony or food customs


Country Profiles / Almanac World Summaries

About.com – Geography – http://geography.about.com/

BBC – World profiles – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17941641

Blue zones (Health zones) – https://www.bluezones.com/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Zone

Bonzle – Database of world geography and atlas facts – http://www.bonzle.com/
CIA – World Factbook and Country Profiles – https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

City Mayors (World city insights) – http://www.citymayors.com/
Demographia (Country statistics and international comparison reports) – http://www.demographia.com/
EIU – World’s cost of living report – (indictor of cost of visit) http://www.eiu.com/home.aspx and http://www.worldwidecostofliving.com/

Euromonitor – Country statistics- http://www.euromonitor.com/
– Euro monitor – Top 100 cities – http://go.euromonitor.com/Top-100-Cities-Destinations_Download-Page.html
EU – Eurostat statistics – http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Main_Page

Flag stories – http://flagstories.co/
Flag institute – United kingdom based – https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/

Geonames – (Portal of world country facts) – http://www.geonames.org/countries/

Google destinations – Portal of destinations and travel aspects. https://www.google.com.au/destination
** Google Cultural institute (Interactive portal of world culture and artworks)- https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/home

Info Please – http://www.infoplease.com/

Just landed – World guides catered for expats – https://www.justlanded.com/

*** Live world war maps – http://www.liveuamap.com

Maps of the world (Summary of World nations, maps and capital cities) – http://www.mapsofworld.com/map-of-countries.html

Mercer Quality of living city rankings (annual) – https://www.imercer.com/content/mobility/quality-of-living-city-rankings.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercer_Quality_of_Living_Surve

Nationmaster – http://www.nationmaster.com/au
Nations online (Country and worldfact portal) – http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/first.shtml

Numbeo – http://www.numbeo.com/
Numbeo – Rankings by country – http://www.numbeo.com/crime/rankings_by_country.jsp
Numbeo – Travel Prices – http://www.numbeo.com/travel-prices/
Numbeo – Cost of living – http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/

OECD Better life index – http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/
OECD Better life index – Safety – http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/topics/safety/

SBS – Cultural atlas – https://culturalatlas.sbs.com.au/
– Cultural competence training – http://cultural-competence.com.au/

Unesco – World countries profiles – http://en.unesco.org/countries/
United Nations – Countries of the world (Profiles and statistics) – http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/maplib/maplib.htm and http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/maplib/countinfo.htm

United Nations – Flags of the world portal – http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/maplib/countinfo-flags-main.htm

*** World Atlas (Portal of world country and geographical facts) – http://www.worldatlas.com/

World Bank – Country data – http://data.worldbank.org/

World almanac (Annual publication of world facts) – http://www.worldalmanac.com/ and http://www.worldalmanac.com/world-almanac.aspx

World Guides – http://www.world-guides.com/

TOPIC SUMMARY AREAS —————

CABINETS OF THE WORLD

General:
National cabinets – worldwide – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:National_cabinets

Specific:
Cabinet of Australia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_of_Australia
Australian Parliament – Current ministry – http://www.aph.gov.au/about_parliament/parliamentary_departments/parliamentary_library/parliamentary_handbook/current_ministry_list

Cabinet of Canada – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_of_Canada
Cabinet of New Zealand – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_of_New_Zealand

Cabinet of the United Kingdom – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_of_the_United_Kingdom
Cabinet of the United states – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_of_the_United_States
– United States – White house – https://www.whitehouse.gov/

Parliamentary structures:

United States –
White house correspondent
Bureau chief
Chief press secretary
Campaign manager
National spokesman
Political aide
Vice president
First lady
Party

ASPECTS BY YEARS
Wikipedia – List of years – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_years
– Includes sub topics:Births and deaths, Places, arts and entertainment, Politics, Sports
Wikipedia – Sports by year – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Sports_by_year
Wikipedia – List of years in Australia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_years_in_Australia

WORLD COUNTRIES, TERRITORIES AND GEOGRAPHY ASPECTS

Wikipedia – Timeline of world map changes – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_world_map_changes
Wikipedia – Lists by Country (Portal of country themes by List) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_by_country

Wikipedia – List of countries and territories – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_countries_and_territories

Wikipedia – list of sovereign states and dependent territories by continent – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states_and_dependent_territories_by_continent

Wikipedia – Administrative divisions by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_administrative_divisions_by_country
Wikipedia – Borders by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Borders_by_country

Wikipedia – Dependent Territories – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dependent_territory

Wikipedia – Divided regions – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Divided_regions

Wikipedia – United nations list of non self governing territories – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_list_of_Non-Self-Governing_Territories

Wikipedia – List of Autonomous areas by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_autonomous_areas_by_country
Wikipedia – United nations list of non self governing territories – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_list_of_Non-Self-Governing_Territories

Wikipedia – List of enclaves and exclaves – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_enclaves_and_exclaves

Wikipedia – List of states with limited recognition – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_states_with_limited_recognition

COUNTRY NATIONAL TOPICS

Wikipedia – Lists of country related topics – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_country-related_topics

Wikipedia – List of National anthems – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_anthems

INTERNATIONAL LAW
Wikipedia – International humanitarian law treaties – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:International_humanitarian_law_treaties

Wikipedia – Treaties by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Treaties_by_country
Wikipedia – Law by region – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_in_Oceania
Wikipedia – National Legal systems – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_legal_systems

CONFLICTS / WAR
Wikipedia – List of border conflicts – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_border_conflicts
Wikipedia List of territorial disputes – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_territorial_disputes
Wikipedia – Demilitarized zones – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demilitarized_zone
Wikipedia – List of ongoing armed conflicts – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ongoing_armed_conflicts
Wikipedia – Ongoing civil wars – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_civil_wars
Wikipedia – Lists of military installations – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_military_installations

Wikipedia – List of wars by date – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_wars_by_date
Wikipedia – Lists of active separatist movements – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_active_separatist_movements

Wikipedia – List of present wars – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_2011%E2%80%93present
Wikipedia – Conscription – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conscription
Wikipedia – Military service – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_service

Wikipedia – Alternative civilian services – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_civilian_service
Wikipedia – Austrian Service abroad – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austrian_Service_Abroad

NATIONAL AWARDS
Wikipedia – Civil awards and decorations by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Civil_awards_and_decorations_by_country
– Presidential awards
– Government award

Wikipedia – Civil awards and decorations of the United states – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_awards_and_decorations_of_the_United_States

USA presidential medal of freedom – annual -december – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_Medal_of_Freedom

ROYALTY / WORLD MONARCHS

General:
Wikipedia – Royal family – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_family
Wikipedia – List of current sovereign monarchs –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_sovereign_monarchs

Wikipedia – Absolute primogeniture (Allowing both genders to be next in line) –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primogeniture#Absolute_primogeniture

Notable royal families:
Wikipedia – British royal family – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_royal_family
– Official websites – https://www.royal.uk/

– Royal family – https://www.royal.uk/royal-family
– Commonwealth and overseas – https://www.royal.uk/commonwealth-and-overseas
– Royal art and residences – https://www.royal.uk/royal-art-and-residences
– Media centre – https://www.royal.uk/media-centre
– Working at the Royal organisation – https://www.royal.uk/search?tags%5B0%5D=working%20for%20us

Royal parks – http://www.royalparks.org.uk
Historic Royal palaces – http://www.hrp.org.uk
Trooping the colour – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trooping_the_Colour

Royal family news:
Age Australia – https://www.theage.com.au/topic/royal-family-61e
Daily mail – https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/royals/index.html
Sydney Morning Herald – https://www.smh.com.au/topic/royal-family-61e

Social media:
Flickr – https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishmonarchy/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheBritishMonarchy
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRoyalChannel
Instagram – https://instagram.com/theroyalfamily
Twitter – https://twitter.com/royalfamily

The commonwealth – http://thecommonwealth.org/
– Youth forum – http://thecommonwealth.org/youth-forum
– Royal commonwealth society – http://www.thercs.org/
– The Queens commonwealth canopy – https://queenscommonwealthcanopy.org/

Kensington Palace https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/
Kensington palace residence – https://www.royal.uk/royal-residences-kensington-palace
– Twitter – https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal
– Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kensingtonroyal/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/kensingtonpalace/posts/

Princess Diana – https://www.royal.uk/diana-princess-wales

Duke of Cambridge – William – Official page – https://www.royal.uk/the-duke-of-cambridge

Duchess of Cambridge – Kate – Official page – https://www.royal.uk/search/the-duchess-of-cambridge
– (Fan site) – http://hrhduchesskate.blogspot.com.au/

Duke of Sussex – Harry – Official page – https://www.royal.uk/prince-harry

Duchess of Sussex – Meghan – Official page – https://www.royal.uk/duchess-sussex
– Meghan style – http://meghanstyle.org/
– Mad about Meghan – http://madaboutmeghan.blogspot.com/
– Meghans mirror – http://meghansmirror.com/

FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Wikipedia – Foreign affairs ministries by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Foreign_affairs_ministries
Wikipedia – Foreign relations by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Foreign_relations_by_country
Wikipedia – Bilateral relations(by country) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Bilateral_relations

Wikipedia – Lists of Ambassasors (By country)- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_ambassadors

Wikipedia – Lists of diplomatic missions by receiving country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_diplomatic_missions_by_receiving_country
Wikipedia – Lists of diplomatic missions by sending country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_diplomatic_missions_by_sending_country

INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Wikipedia – List of Free trade deals – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bilateral_free-trade_agreements

GOVERNMENTS / ELECTIONS / POLITICS

Wikipedia – Elections by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_by_country

Wikipedia – Direct democracy – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_democracy

Wikipedia – Government by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Government_by_country

Wikipedia – Government Budget – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_budget
Wikipedia – List of government budgets by country -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_government_budgets_by_country

Wikipedia – List of coups and coup attempts by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_coups_d%27%C3%A9tat_and_coup_attempts_by_country
Wikipedia – List of next country elections around the world – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_next_general_elections
Wikipedia – Politics by region and country (International) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outline_of_political_science#Politics_by_region
Wikipedia – Politics portal (International) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Politics/Categories_and_topics

Wikipedia – Table of voting systems by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_voting_systems_by_country

COUNTRIES AND CITIES – POPULATIONS, LISTS AND MORE.

CITIES/COUNTRIES – GENERAL ASPECTS
Wikipedia – Worlds most liveable cities – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_most_liveable_cities

Wikipedia – List of national capitals serving as administrative divisions – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_capitals_serving_as_administrative_divisions

Wikipedia – List of countries by system of Government (international countries) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_system_of_government
Wikipedia – List of long place names – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_long_place_names

Wikipedia – Lists of cities by Continent – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_cities
Wikipedia – Lists of cities by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_cities_by_country
– Lists of cities in Oceania – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_Oceania

CITIES/COUNTRIES – BY POPULATION
Wikipedia – List of cities proper by population – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_proper_by_population

Wikipedia – Lists of cities by population – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_cities_by_population

Wikipedia – World’s largest cities – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:World%27s_largest_cities

Wikipedia – List of urban areas by population – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_urban_areas_by_population

Wikipedia – List of countries and dependencies by population – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population
Wikipedia – List of countries and territories by population density – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_territories_by_population_density
Wikipedia – List of Megacities of the world – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megacity
Wikipedia – List of Metropolitan areas by population – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_metropolitan_areas_by_population

CITIES/COUNTRIES – BY AREA
Wikipedia – List of sovereign states and dependencies by area – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states_and_dependencies_by_area

CITIES/COUNTRIES – BY GEOGRAPHIC ASPECT
Wikipedia – Latitude – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latitude
Wikipedia – List of cities by latitude – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_by_latitude

Wikipedia – Longitude – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longitude
Wikipedia – List of cities by Longitude – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_by_longitude

Wikipedia – Prime Meridian – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_meridian

Wikipedia – List of highest towns by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest_towns_by_country
Wikipedia – List of capital cities by altitude – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_capital_cities_by_altitude
Wikipedia – Altitude sickness – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altitude_sickness
– Sickness occurs in locations over 1,500 metres

COUNTRY SOCIAL ASPECTS
Wikipedia – Welfare by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Welfare_by_country

SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS
Wikipedia – Sovereign wealth fund – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign_wealth_fund
– List of countries by Sovereign wealth funds – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_sovereign_wealth_funds

Future Fund Management Agency (Australian sovereign wealth fund) – https://www.futurefund.gov.au/

RELIGION
Wikipedia – Religion – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion
Wikipedia – Religion (Topics) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Religion_topics

WORLD TOURISM
Wikipedia – World tourism rankings – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Tourism_rankings
Wikipedia – World tourism rankings – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Tourism_rankings