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Venezuela - Color Map
Explore the country of Venezuela with this helpful color map.
Jan 11, 2005, 21:04
Venezuela - Economy
Venezuela continues to be highly dependent on the petroleum sector, which accounts for roughly one-third of GDP, around 80% of export earnings, and more than half of government operating revenues.
Jan 17, 2005, 17:59
Venezuela - Flag
Learn about Venezuela's flag, and the meanings behind the emblems.
Jan 7, 2005, 09:32
Venezuela - Geography
Venezuela is located in Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana.
Jan 17, 2005, 17:54
Venezuela - Government
The capital of Venezuela is Caracas, and its government is a federal republic.
Jan 17, 2005, 17:57
Venezuela - Introduction
Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Colombia and Ecuador). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959.
Jan 17, 2005, 17:52
Venezuela - Learning Links
Start here for current issues, stories, links, major attractions, pictures, videos, music, books and maps of Venezuela.
Aug 27, 2004, 12:23
Venezuela - Recipes
There are some Venezuelan recipes to try out for a taste of South America.
Apr 8, 2005, 10:11
Vietnam - Color Map
Explore the country of Vietnam with this helpful color map.
Sep 26, 2004, 10:33
Vietnam - Economy
Vietnam is a poor, densely-populated country that has had to recover from the ravages of war, the loss of financial support from the old Soviet Bloc, and the rigidities of a centrally-planned economy.
Sep 26, 2004, 10:20
Vietnam - Flag
Learn about Vietnam's flag, and the meanings behind the emblems.
Jan 7, 2005, 09:37
Vietnam - Geography
Vietnam is located in Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, alongside China, Laos, and Cambodia.
Sep 26, 2004, 10:10
Vietnam - Government
Vietnam's Independence Day is celebrated on 2 September (1945).
Sep 26, 2004, 10:17
Vietnam - Introduction
The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forces under Ho Chi Minh, who took control of the North.
Sep 26, 2004, 10:06
Vietnam - Learning Links
General information, tourism, vestiges, socioeconomic items, scenic landscapes, and links to museums are available from these Vietnam sites.
Aug 27, 2004, 14:26
Vietnam - People
Vietnam's ethnic groups are comprised of 85%-90% Vietnamese with the remainder: Chinese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Cham, and mountain groups.
Sep 26, 2004, 10:13
Virgin Islands - Color Map
Explore the country of the Virgin Islands with this helpful color map.
Jan 11, 2005, 21:06
Virgin Islands - Economy
Tourism is the primary economic activity, accounting for 80% of GDP and employment. The islands normally host 2 million visitors a year. The manufacturing sector consists of petroleum refining, textiles, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and watch assembly.
Jan 17, 2005, 18:10
Virgin Islands - Flag
Learn about the Virgin Islands's flag, and the meanings behind the emblems.
Jan 7, 2005, 09:40
Virgin Islands - Geography
The Virgin Islands are located in the Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico.
Jan 17, 2005, 18:04
Virgin Islands - Government
The capital of the Virgin Islands is Charlotte Amalie,andits government is organized as an unincorporated territory of the US with policy relations between the Virgin Islands and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior.
Jan 17, 2005, 18:07
Virgin Islands - Learning Links
Research pirates, privateers, tons of history and stories, and learn about the beaches and natural wonders all in this section.
Aug 30, 2004, 09:39
Virigin Islands - Introduction
During the 17th century, the archipelago was divided into two territorial units, one English and the other Danish. Sugarcane, produced by slave labor, drove the islands' economy during the 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1917, the US purchased the Danish portion, which had been in economic decline since the abolition of slavery in 1848.
Jan 17, 2005, 18:02
Wake Island - Color Map
Explore the country of Wake Island with this helpful color map.
Jan 11, 2005, 21:09
Wake Island - Flag
Learn about Wake Island's flag, and the meanings behind the emblems.
Jan 7, 2005, 09:44
Wake Island - Learning Links
Discover the mysteries of Wake Island with these resources.
Aug 30, 2004, 10:47
Wallis & Futuna - Learning Links
Wallis and Futuna islands are located in the South Pacific between Fiji & Samoa islands.
Aug 30, 2004, 11:16
Wallis and Futuna - Flag
Learn about Wallis and Futuna 's flag, and the meanings behind the emblems.
Jan 7, 2005, 09:48
Wallis and Futuna - Color Map
Explore the country of Wallis and Futuna with this helpful color map.
Jan 11, 2005, 21:11
West Bank - Color Map
Explore the country of the West Bank with this helpful color map.
Jan 11, 2005, 21:13
West Bank - Learning Links
Where exactly is the West Bank? Find out here.
Aug 30, 2004, 11:39
Western Sahara - Color Map
Explore the country of Western Sahara with this helpful color map.
Jan 11, 2005, 21:15
Western Sahara - Learning Links
For information on the Western Sahara check these resources.
Aug 30, 2004, 11:50
Yemen - Color Map
Explore the country of Yemen with this helpful color map.
Jan 11, 2005, 21:17
Yemen - Economy
Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Arab world, reported strong growth in the mid-1990s with the onset of oil production. It has been harmed by periodic declines in oil prices, but now benefits from current high prices.
Jan 17, 2005, 18:20
Yemen - Flag
Learn about Yemen's flag, and the meanings behind the emblems.
Jan 7, 2005, 09:52
Yemen - Geography
Yemen is located in the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Jan 17, 2005, 18:15
Yemen - Government
The capital of Yemen is Sanaa, and its government is a republic.
Jan 17, 2005, 18:17
Yemen - Introduction
North Yemen became independent of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. The British, who had set up a protectorate area around the southern port of Aden in the 19th century, withdrew in 1967 from what became South Yemen.
Jan 17, 2005, 18:14
Yemen - Learning Links
For online news and reports concerning Yemen check these websites.
Aug 30, 2004, 13:56
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