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CIA World Factbook: Jacobin

This publication is prepared for the use of US government officials, and the format, coverage, and content are designed to meet their specific requirements.


Turf War

Many of the national liberation movements that dominated the news throughout the 20th century have given up the gun. Others have risen to take their place.


Blood Sports

International competitions have brought millions together. But at times, this proxy for national pride has turned bloody.


Singing Praises

Every country on earth has a national anthem. Some are clear international standouts.


No Man’s Land

In propaganda posters from World War I, the fatherland is a woman. And she wants you to buy war bonds.


Changing Channels

The Suez Canal is a symbol of Arab nationalism. It’s also a damn good source of national income.