Belarus: Introduction

Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe that borders Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. Belarus is generally flat and forty percent is forested with marshland. The government system is republic in name, although in fact is a dictatorship. The chief of state is the President and the head of government is the Prime Minister. Belarus defines the economic system as market socialism but it is most similar to a planned economy in which the central government directs the economy regarding the production and distribution of goods.  Belarus is a member of the Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC).

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