Just a one question quiz and it shouldn't be that difficult at that:
Question: Which country is the totalitarian police state and which is the constitutional liberal democracy that respects property rights and the rule of law?
Yeah. So easy we're not even going to give you the answer.
What's that you say? How can a country have a prosperous economy when that country is embargoed against by virtually the rest of the civilized world? Good point, perhaps. Maybe the leaders of this Stalinist gulag-nation should be asking themselves that question whilst pondering why it is they have no trading partners.
The same rule applies with respect to what we learned in kindergarten as it does to geo-politics and the global economy: Don't be a dick.
H/T: Big Government