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Venezuela, a country study, Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Richard A. Haggerty

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Venezuela, a country study, Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Richard A. Haggerty
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-250) and index
resource.governmentPublication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrationsmaps
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Venezuela
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
25633004
Responsibility statement
Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Richard A. Haggerty
Series statement
Area handbook series,, 1057-5294DA pam, 550-71
Sub title
a country study
Table Of Contents
Discovery and conquest -- Spanish colonial rule -- The epic of independence -- A century of caudillismo -- The transition to democratic rule -- The triumph of democracy -- Geography. Topography ; Climate ; Hydrography -- Population dynamics. Population profile ; Migration ; Settlement patterns -- Social structure. The elite ; The middle class ; The peasants ; The workers and the urban lower class -- Ethnic groups -- Modernization, social values, and religion -- Social welfare. Education ; Health and social security -- Growth and structure of the economy -- Economic policy. Fiscal policy ; Monetary and exchange-rate policies -- Labor. Formal sector ; Informal sector -- Agriculture. Land policies ; Land use ; Crops ; Livestock ; Farming technology ; Fishing and forestry -- Energy and industry. Petroleum ; Natural gas and petrochemicals ; Electricity ; Mining ; Manufacturing ; Construction -- Services. Banking and financial services ; Transportation ; Telecommunications ; Tourism -- Foreign economic relations. Foreign trade ; Balance of payments ; Foreign debt ; Foreign assistance -- The governmental system. Constitutional development ; The executive ; The legislature ; The judiciary ; Public administration ; Local government ; The electoral system -- Political dynamics. Political developments since 1958 ; Interest groups and major political actors ; Political parties ; Formal and informal dynamics of public policy ; The mass media -- Foreign relations -- History of the armed forces -- Strategic setting. Venezuela and the United States ; Venezuela and Colombia ; Venezuela and Guyana ; Venezuela and Brazil -- Role of the military in national life. Missions ; Manpower ; Defense spending -- Armed forces organization, training, and equipment. The army ; The navy ; The air force ; The armed forces of cooperation (national guard) ; Uniforms, ranks, and insignia -- Internal security and public order. Threats to internal security ; Law enforcement agencies ; The criminal justice system ; The prison system
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