Trade has always been a defining factor in world history and these volumes illustrate this continuity in more than 400 articles, making work essential to students interested in the great industrial and commercial expansion of the 19th and 20th centuries, world history surveys, American history and economics.
"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities." -- From the site
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