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Cultural reports on the countries of the world, US states and Canadian provinces. Supporting materials include a photo gallery, recipes, and biographies. You can view flags, maps, slideshows, national anthems, and video clips. (Grades 4-12.) (ProQuest)
The US Department of State's Background Notes focuses more on US-country relations and activities from a diplomatic perspective, with less information related to travel and basic country facts. The country fact sheets provide an overview of US relations with each country as well as pertinent related information (US embassies and ambassadors; US economic assistance programs, ect...).