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  1. Poland Category: Economy - Exports - commodities (%): machinery and transport equipment 37.8%, intermediate manufactured goods 23.7%, miscellaneous manufactured goods 17.1%, food and live animals 7.6% (2003)

  2. Turkmenistan Category: Communications - Internet country code: .tm

  3. Comoros Category: Communications - Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 4, shortwave 1 (2001)

  4. Niue Category: Geography - Irrigated land (sq km): NA

  5. Uruguay Category: Economy - Economic aid - recipient: .62 million (2005)

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  1. European Union Category: Introduction - Background: Following the two devastating World Wars of the first half of the 20th century, a number of European leaders in the late 1940s became convinced that the only way to establish a lasting peace was to unite the two chief belligerent nations - France and Germany - both economically and politically. In 1950, the French Foreign Minister Robert SCHUMAN proposed an eventual union of all Europe, the first step of which would be the integration of the coal and steel industries of Western Europe. The following year the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was set up when six members, Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, signed the Treaty of Paris.; The ECSC was so successful that within a few years the decision was made to integrate other parts of the countries' economies. In 1957, the Treaties of Rome created the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), and the six member states undertook to eliminate trade barriers among themselves by forming a common market. In 1967, the institutions of all three communities were formally merged into the European Community (EC), creating a single Commission, a single Council of Ministers, and the European Parliament. Members of the European Parliament were initially selected by national parliaments, but in 1979 the first direct elections were undertaken and they have been held every five years since.; In 1973, the first enlargement of the EC took place with the addition of Denmark, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. The 1980s saw further membership expansion with Greece joining in 1981 and Spain and Portugal in 1986. The 1992 Treaty of Maastricht laid the basis for further forms of cooperation in foreign and defense policy, in judicial and internal affairs, and in the creation of an economic and monetary union - including a common currency. This further integration created the European Union (EU). In 1995, Austria, Finland, and Sweden joined the EU, raising the membership total to 15.; A new currency, the euro, was launched in world money markets on 1 January 1999; it became the unit of exchange for all of the EU states except the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Denmark. In 2002, citizens of the 12 euro-area countries began using the euro banknotes and coins. Ten new countries joined the EU in 2004 - Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia - and in 2007 Bulgaria and Romania joined, bringing the current membership to 27. In order to ensure that the EU can continue to function efficiently with an expanded membership, the Treaty of Nice (in force as of 1 February 2003) set forth rules streamlining the size and procedures of EU institutions. An effort to establish an EU constitution, begun in October 2004, failed to attain unanimous ratification. A new effort, undertaken in June 2007, calls for the creation of an Intergovernmental Conference to form a political agreement, known as the Reform Treaty, which is to serve as a constitution. Unlike the constitution, however, the Reform Treaty would amend existing treaties rather than replace them.

  2. World Category: Geography - Environment - current issues: large areas subject to overpopulation, industrial disasters, pollution (air, water, acid rain, toxic substances), loss of vegetation (overgrazing, deforestation, desertification), loss of wildlife, soil degradation, soil depletion, erosion; global warming becoming a greater concern

  3. Barbados Category: Geography - Map references: Central America and the Caribbean

  4. Malta Category: Government - Executive branch: chief of state: President Edward FENECH ADAMI (since 4 April 2004); head of government: Prime Minister Lawrence GONZI (since 23 March 2004); cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister; elections: president elected by the House of Representatives for a five-year term (eligible for a second term); election last held on 29 March 2004 (next to be held by April 2009); following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or leader of a majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the president for a five-year term; the deputy prime minister is appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister; election results: Eddie FENECH ADAMI elected president; House of Representatives vote - 33 out of 65 votes

  5. Howland Island Category: Government - Flag description: the flag of the US is used

Bangladesh Facts Info Stuff (BD):

Bangladesh Latitude Facts: 23.8741463414634 and Bangladesh Longitude Facts: 90.0687804878049

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  1. Djibouti Category: Economy - Imports - partners (%): Saudi Arabia 21%, India 18.1%, China 9.4%, Ethiopia 4.7%, Malaysia 4.6%, Japan 4.2% (2007)

  2. Philippines Category: People - Birth rate (births/1,000 population): 26.42 births/1,000 population (2008 estimate)

  3. Cuba Category: Government - Government type: Communist state

  4. Kosovo Category: Transnational Issues - Refugees and internally displaced persons: IDP's: 21,000 (2007)

  5. Iceland Category: Transportation - Roadways (km): total: 13,058 km; paved/oiled gravel: 4,397 km (does not include urban roads); unpaved: 8,661 km (2007)

Bangladesh Regions are: Barisal Chittagong Dhaka Khulna Rajshahi Sylhet

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  1. Botswana Category: People - Population below poverty line (%): 30.3% (2003)

  2. Maldives Category: Introduction - Background: The Maldives was long a sultanate, first under Dutch and then under British protection. It became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. Since 1978, President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM - currently in his sixth term in office - has dominated the islands' political scene. Following riots in the capital Male in August 2004, the president and his government pledged to embark upon democratic reforms including a more representative political system and expanded political freedoms. Progress has been slow, however, and many promised reforms have been slow to come to fruition. Nonetheless, political parties were legalized in 2005. A constituent assembly - termed the "special majlis" - has pledged to complete the drafting of a new constitution by the end of 2007 and first-ever presidential elections under a multi-candidate, multi-party system are slated for November 2008. Tourism and fishing are being developed on the archipelago.

  3. United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges Category: Geography - Elevation extremes (m): lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m; highest point: Baker Island, unnamed location - 8 m; Howland Island, unnamed location - 3 m; Jarvis Island, unnamed location - 7 m; Johnston Atoll, Sand Island - 10 m; Kingman Reef, unnamed location - less than 2 m; Midway Islands, unnamed location - 13 m; Palmyra Atoll, unnamed location - 3 m

  4. Faroe Islands Category: Government - International organization participation: Arctic Council, IMO (associate), NC, NIB, UPU

  5. French Guiana Category: People - HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA

Source: CIA - The World Factbook