This reading describes how different economic systems function in the real world. Included are brief presentations on the economic systems of China, Sweden, Japan, and North Korea for students to analyze. A supplement to the reading is some teacher background information and related links that will allow the teacher to deepen discussion and extend learning. It is in word format so you can add photos or graphs that are relevant. The reading and notes titled "Economic Systems: Command, Market, and Mixed Market" combine with this to make a complete unit that can be assessed with the Economic Systems test or the Economic Systems Compare/Contrast.