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    World Government 1997

      Data code none; there is no FIPS 10-4 country code for the World, so the Factbookuses the "W" data code from DIAM 65-18 "Geopolitical Data Elements and RelatedFeatures," Data Standard No. 3, March 1984, published by the Defense IntelligenceAgency; see the Cross-Reference List of Country Data Codes appendix

      Administrative divisions 266 nations, dependent areas, other, and miscellaneous entries

      Legal system varies by individual country; 186 (not including Yugoslavia) are partiesto the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ or World Court)

      NOTE: The information regarding World on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of World Government 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about World Government 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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