This site supplies information on the history, economy, and politics of countries and territories.
This site is one of the fastest ways to find information about the exploitive practices of 4000 businesses worldwide, which would be difficult to locate by other means.
Water Resources Abstracts provides summaries from 1967 to the present of the world's technical, scientific, and public policy literature on water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water resources as well as the legal aspects of water supply, use, control, or management.
With prominent links to the President's Weekly Address, the NationalBudget, and the economic recovery plan, the searchable site also provides links for both current news (The Briefing Room), the administration's Agenda (nicely narrowed by topic), and ways to learn about Our Government, especially the Executive Branch.
The World Bank's World Development Indicators provides direct access to more than 700 development indicators, with time series for 208 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to present.
World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.