North Korea, Cuba and Zimbabwe are countries that have planned economies. The largest country to have a planned economy was the Soviet Union. A planned economy, or a command economy, involves near-total government contro... More »

The primary advantage of a centrally planned economy is that it allows the government to guide economic growth. Central planning also allow the government to direct resources toward particular areas. It can lead to a str... More »

The disadvantages of centrally planned economies include the inefficient distribution of resources and the suppression of economic freedom. Centrally planned economies are generally associated with dictatorial political ... More »

There are many countries still ruled by a dictator today, including North Korea, Cuba, Zimbabwe, and Kazakhstan. Labeling a country as a dictatorship can be difficult as a country almost never self-identifies as such, an... 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 »

Cuba, Syria, and North Korea are three countries that have a dictatorship. Besides dictatorship there are many other forms of authoritarian government. As of today, 50 countries in the world are rated as "Not Free" by Fr... More »

There are many countries that do not have a democracy and operate from a monarchy, socialist or communist government structure including the People's Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, Vatican City, United Arab Emirates, O... More »