Chapter 18: Comparative Economic Systems
"Learning About an Occupation"
Not all economic systems are alike. Ours is a market economy
based on private property and free enterprise, but there are
other ways to organize economic activity. One of the best
guides to other economies, including Russia and the former
republics that now make up the Commonwealth of Independent
States, comes from the United States Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA). The CIA's World Factbook 2001 contains
a variety of information ranging from politics to economics.
Destination Title: The
CIA World Factbook
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Start at the World Factbook Web site.
- Select the "Country Listing" option
from the menu.
- Select the country of your choice from
- Answer the following questions based
on the information you have found