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Iceland - Learning Links
These excellent sites on Iceland will teach you all about the culture and attractions of this area.
Sep 10, 2004, 16:16
Iceland - Color Map
Explore the country of Iceland with this helpful color map.
Jan 11, 2005, 10:57
Iceland - Economy
Iceland's Scandinavian-type economy is basically capitalistic, yet with an extensive welfare system (including generous housing subsidies), low unemployment, and remarkably even distribution of income. In the absence of other natural resources (except for abundant geothermal power), the economy depends heavily on the fishing industry, which provides 70% of export earnings and employs 12% of the work force.
Jan 12, 2005, 12:22
Iceland - Flag
Learn more about the flag of Iceland.
Jan 5, 2005, 16:16
Iceland - Geography
Iceland is located in Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the UK.
Jan 12, 2005, 12:16
Iceland - Government
The capital of Iceland is Reykjavik, and its government is a constitutional republic.
Jan 12, 2005, 12:19
Iceland - Introduction
Settled by Norwegian and Celtic (Scottish and Irish) immigrants during the late 9th and 10th centuries A.D., Iceland boasts the world's oldest functioning legislative assembly, the Althing, established in 930.
Jan 12, 2005, 12:13
India - Color Map
Explore the country of India with this helpful color map.
Sep 19, 2004, 08:47
India - Economy
India's economy encompasses traditional village farming, modern agriculture, handicrafts, a wide range of modern industries, and a multitude of support services.
Sep 19, 2004, 09:00
India - Flag
Learn more about the flag of India.
Jan 5, 2005, 16:18
India - Geography
India is located in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan.
Sep 19, 2004, 08:52
India - Government
The capital of India is New Delhi.
Sep 19, 2004, 08:57
India - Introduction
The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier inhabitants created the classical Indian culture.
Sep 19, 2004, 08:50
India - Learning Links
Explore these excellent resources to learn more about India.
Sep 10, 2004, 16:19
India - People
Hindi is the national language and primary tongue of 30% of the people; however, there are 14 other official languages.
Sep 19, 2004, 08:55
India - Transnational Issues
Kashmir remains the world's most highly militarized territorial dispute with portions under the de facto administration of China (Aksai Chin), India (Jammu and Kashmir), and Pakistan (Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas), but recent discussions and confidence-building measures among parties are beginning to defuse tensions.
Sep 19, 2004, 09:02
Indian Ocean - Color Map
Explore the country of Indian Ocean with this helpful color map.
Jan 11, 2005, 10:59
Indian Ocean - Learning Links
Learn about the climatology and oceanography of the Indian Ocean.
Sep 10, 2004, 16:29
Indonesia - Color Map
Explore the country of Indonesia with this helpful color map.
Jan 3, 2005, 15:56
Indonesia - Economy
Indonesia, a vast polyglot nation, faces economic development problems stemming from recent acts of terrorism, unequal resource distribution among regions, endemic corruption, the lack of reliable legal recourse in contract disputes, weaknesses in the banking system, and a generally poor climate for foreign investment.
Jan 3, 2005, 16:26
Indonesia - Flag
Learn about the flag of the country of Indonesia.
Jan 3, 2005, 16:01
Indonesia - Geography
Indonesia is located in Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
Jan 3, 2005, 16:09
Indonesia - Government
The capital of Indonesia is Jakarta.
Jan 3, 2005, 16:13
Indonesia - Introduction
The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hostilities, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to relinquish its colony.
Jan 3, 2005, 16:05
Indonesia - Learning Links
Explore the cultural diversity of Indonesia through these informational links.
Sep 10, 2004, 16:33
Indonesia - Military
As of 1998 Indonesia was spending about $1 billion per year on their military.
Jan 3, 2005, 16:34
Indonesia - People
The ethnic groups in Indonesia include:Javanese 45%, Sundanese 14%, Madurese 7.5%, coastal Malays 7.5%, and other 26%.
Jan 3, 2005, 16:11
Indonesia - Transportation
The ports and harbors of Indonesia include: Cilacap, Cirebon, Jakarta, Kupang, Makassar, Palembang, Semarang, and Surabaya.
Jan 3, 2005, 16:28
Indonesia At A Glance
Take a quick look at Indonesia at a glance.
Mar 12, 2009, 16:55
Indonesia Transnational Issues
East Timor-Indonesia Boundary Committee continues to meet, survey and delimit land boundary, but several sections of the boundary remain unresolved; Indonesia and East Timor contest the sovereignty of the uninhabited coral island of Palau Batek/Fatu Sinai, which hinders a decision on a southern maritime boundary.
Jan 3, 2005, 16:32
Iran - Color Map
Explore the country of Iran with this helpful color map.
Sep 19, 2004, 09:20
Iran - Flag
Learn more about the flag of Iran.
Jan 5, 2005, 16:23
Iran - Introducton
Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling shah was forced into exile.
Sep 19, 2004, 09:26
Iran - Learning Links
Explore Iran's people and culture.
Aug 25, 2004, 16:35
Iraq - Color Map
Explore the country of Iraq with this helpful color map.
Sep 19, 2004, 09:23
Iraq - Economy
Iraq's economy is dominated by the oil sector, which has traditionally provided about 95% of foreign exchange earnings. In the 1980s financial problems caused by massive expenditures in the eight-year war with Iran and damage to oil export facilities by Iran led the government to implement austerity measures, borrow heavily, and later reschedule foreign debt payments; Iraq suffered economic losses from that war of at least $100 billion.
Jan 12, 2005, 12:31
Iraq - Flag
Learn more about the flag of Iraq.
Jan 5, 2005, 16:27
Iraq - Geography
Iraq is located in the Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iran and Kuwait.
Jan 12, 2005, 12:26
Iraq - Government
The capital of Iraq is Baghdad, and it currently has an interim government.
Jan 12, 2005, 12:28
Iraq - Introduction
Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration. In stages over the next dozen years, Iraq attained its independence as a kingdom in 1932.
Sep 19, 2004, 09:29
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