Foreign Countries Web ResourcesAfrica Focus
CIA World FactBook
Country Studies from the Library of Congress
Economist.com: Country Briefings – country profiles of sixty countries, dealing with economics, politics, etc.
Foreign Country Information Resources (from Univ. of Colorado at Boulder)
NationMaster – good resource for easily comparing statistics from many countries on various topics (only gives stats at the country level).
Travel Advice by Country – practical tips from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the UK.
US Department of State Country Info – background notes, travel warnings, and much more travel info.
WWC Library Home Page