Cuba, Syria and North Korea are three countries that have a dictatorship government. As of 2014, 23 countries around the world have a dictatorship type of government in one form or another.Know More
Some of the countries listed are ruled by more than one form of government. This is especially true of countries that have different ruling bodies in various regions. Although the country may not be ruled completely by a dictatorship, some of the states or specific regions are. Countries ruled by dictators have a long history of instability and poor social control.
Dictatorships date back to the times of Julius Caesar. There have been many rulers throughout history who are famous for ruling with an iron fist. Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, is one such dictator.Learn more about Types of Government
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, Oman, Cuba, North Korea, Bhutan, Qatar and Vietnam. In 2006, United States President George W. Bush announced that democracy promotion would be one of the central aims of U.S. foreign policy.Full Answer >
Countries that are communist as of 2014 are Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam, China and Laos. China's communist system is tempered somewhat because it allows private entrepreneurship. Still, the state controls the country's heavy industry and is ruled by the Communist Party of China.Full Answer >
North Korea, Cuba and Zimbabwe are countries that have planned economies, as of October 2014. The largest country to have a planned economy was the Soviet Union. A planned economy, or a command economy, involves near-total government control of industries, commerce, manufacturing, output and economic activity. A large portion of a country's gross domestic product comes from government programs in a planned economy.Full Answer >
As of 2014, an example of an unlimited government is North Korea. In the past, other examples of this form of government were Germany under Adolf Hitler and the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin's rule. An unlimited government is one in which one person or a group is in complete control.Full Answer >