Task #1: Create a Database
Your team has decided it will be very important to keep organized the data you are now beginning to collect on the candidate countries. You and a couple of your colleagues have volunteered to create a database into which you can enter your data. You know that the database will be used not only to store the information, but also to assist you in making your country selection, so you want to set it up carefully. As the whole team finalizes the characteristics thought to be important to investigate about each country, you get to work.
U.S. Census Bureau: International Programs Center
CIA World Factbook
U.S. Department of State – Countries and Regions
U.S. Department of State – Background Notes (on countries)