Iran

Iran has a command economy. They have a population of 66 million people. Iran is the second largest oil producer in the world. They also major in wheat, sugar, beets, barley, caviar, and pistachio nuts. Iran imports meat and first aid supplies like medicine. The doctor population ratio is 1 doctor for every 2,821 people. Iran's medical field is very weak, compared to others. Also weak compared to others is Iran's literacy rate, which is 54%. The type of government Iran has is an Islamic Republic. Their government takes complete control over their economy. They have no free health or education. They only have paid education for ages 6 through 10. Iran's economy appears to be declining through the years to come.

3 Guide Questions

1. What percentage of the Gross National Product does the government spend?
The percentage of the GNP that the government spends is small.
2. What productive resources (land, labor, capital, and entrepreneurship) does the government own or control?
A productive resource that the government controls is the oil.
3. Does the government influence or control many economic decisions through taxes or subsidy?
Yes, the government influences the economic decisions through taxes and subsidy.
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France was placed on the continuum between a Market and a Mixed Economy. The government doesn't own industries but they give them a lot of money to help them out. The amount they spend is a small percent. The people are given free healthcare and education for life. The government doesn't own or control any productive resources. The government doesn't influence or control many economic decisions through taxes or subsidy.
The United Kingdom was placed on the continuum between a Market and a Mixed Economy. The government spends a small amount of the Gross National Product. The productive resources that the government controls are gas, oil, and coal. The government influences and controls many economic decisions through taxes and subsidy. The people are provided with free education and healthcare for life.
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North Korea was placed on the continuum just before the Command Economy. The government spends a large percentage of the Gross National Product. A productive resource that the government controls is rice. The government influences and controls many economic decisions through taxes and subsidy. The people are provided with free education and healthcare for life.

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