I agree. And in your opinion do you think there would be a better or worse selection available in a socialist state where nobody has the incentive to make bread? NK has its origins deeply rooted in socialism. From Wikipedia: ".... in 1948, separate governments were formed: the socialist Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the north, and the capitalist Republic of Korea in the south." " North Korea officially describes itself as a self-reliant socialist state " "Juche, an ideology of national self-reliance, was introduced into the constitution as a "creative application of Marxism–Leninism" in 1972." "The means of production are owned by the state through state-run enterprises and collectivized farms. Most services such as healthcare, education, housing and food production are subsidized or state-funded" You should be charging for posts like these..haven't laughed as much all day! According to the World Bank (http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/MS.MIL.XPND.GD.ZS), the US spent 3.3% of its GDP on its military in 2015. Predictably there is no entry for NK, but judging its recent show of strength and the fact that any pictures I've seen show people practically emaciated from malnutrition, I would guess it's a lot higher Thanks to the lowest turnout in Venezuelan history! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Venezuela_(1999–present) He started off well, but then soon descended into the natural progression to a dictator himself: "In mid August 1999, the Constitutional Assembly moved to restructure the nations judiciary, giving itself the power to fire judges, seeking to expedite the investigations of corruption outstanding against what the New York Times estimated were nearly half of the nation's 4700 judges, clerks, and bailiffs" " Over 190 judges were eventually suspended on charges of corruption. Eventually the Supreme Court was also dissolved and new judges were appointed that were supporters of Chávez" However the people on the streets soon got wise of his plans: "Chávez's opposition originated from the response to the "cubanization" of Venezuela when mothers realized that the new textbooks in Venezuela were really Cuban books filled with revolutionary propaganda and with different covers causing them to protest" "By the summer months of 2001, the opposition groups grew quickly from concerned mothers to labor unions, business interests, church groups, and right and leftwing political parties" Ha - even the lefties went up against him!!! "the Confederación de Trabajadores de Venezuela (CTV) – a labour union federation with strong links to the AD party – then called for a general business strike (paro cívico) for 10 December 2001 to protest the 49 laws" Plenty more here: http://theconversation.com/how-toda...ated-by-hugo-chavezs-revolutionary-plan-61474 Because it is the country that most resembles a socialist state. Think Stalin. And we all know how that ended up! We could go on all day at this lark, but again we don't have to. We have clear examples where those countries going the socialist / communist route have time and again failed leading to the misery of those who are most vulnerable.