North Korea and Iran are two countries with unlimited government. The American government classifies North Korea as a one-man dictatorship and Iran as a theocratic republic. Both forms of government give essentially all government power to one person with little or no limitations.Know More
An unlimited government is simply a government that does not have any sort of restrictions on its powers. Though the governments of some countries are restricted on paper, the restrictions are not always enforced. Iraq, under the leadership of Saddam Hussein, was an unlimited government even though it officially became a republic in 1958. It is now classified by the United States as a parliamentary democracy. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was also an unlimited government despite having strict limitations placed on it by the United Nations following World War I, as Hitler simply did not follow them. An unlimited government is usually a small group of people or an individual.
The United States, in contrast, has a very large government with a system of checks and balances in place to ensure that each branch of government cannot assert too much power. The powers given to the government in the United States are defined by the U.S. Constitution.Learn more about Types of Government
North Korea is one of the clearest examples of a totalitarian government operating as of 2014. Other countries with dictatorships and authoritarian rule, such as Cuba, Syria, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Belarus, could also be considered totalitarian governments.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 >
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 >
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 >