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world. The series examines the interrelationships of those systems and
the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.
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The last appropriation for the program was in fiscal year 2004. In
response to this one-time infusion "...the Federal Research Division
initiated action to produce five new Country Studies, as well as a
number of shorter, updated Country Profiles. All of that work
continues, but in the absence of renewed funding ... no additional
work can be initiated."
1 Countries with published studies
2 See also
4 External links
Countries with published studies
This is a list of countries for which studies are available at LOCCS,
not links to such studies.
Germany, East (former)
Liberia—country study 1985, earlier editions 1960s, 1970s
Rwanda (Army Area Handbook 1968)
South Vietnam (former)
Soviet Union (former)
United Arab Emirates
The World Factbook
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