Many Asian governments such as those of China, North Korea and Burma are autocracies. An autocracy is defined as a government ruled exclusively by a single individual or small group of individuals. More »

Some advantages of autocracy can include strong, centralized leadership and an increased ability to make decisions quickly. Some disadvantages of autocracy can include limitation to a singular viewpoint and the people's ... More »

The number of autocracies in the world varies between studies depending on their methodologies, but a core group of autocratic regimes appear across the most influential studies. These include Cuba, Belarus, Eritrea, Syr... More »

Some countries that have oligarchy governments include China, North Korea and Venezuela. The former Soviet Union was also considered to be an oligarchy. An oligarchy is a kind of government in which either a few people o... More »

Examples of command economies include the former Soviet Union, China, North Korea and Cuba. One of the defining characteristics of this type of economy is the fact that all decisions relating to the economy are decided b... More »

Some examples of authoritarian governments include the regimes in China, Myanmar, Cuba and Iran. In an authoritarian political system, control is held by a single ruler or small group. Authoritarian governments do not pe... More »

The names of some nondemocratic countries include the People's Republic of China, North Korea, Cuba, Kuwait, Vietnam, Laos, Brunei, Bahrain, Kazakhstan, Monaco, Jordan, and Uzbekistan. Governments include republics, cons... More »