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    I was having a discussion with my friends about which countries have the least government, in other words are least involved in the citizens affairs. What do you guys think? America and England would be on the bottom of the list for obvious reasons (Patriot Act, CIA, all of the cameras in England, high taxes, etc..). Also to be included are countries with 'fair' laws that tend to not interfere with honest people. Mexico was suggested, but I have not heard good things about how their government does whatever they feel like doing.


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    I think the countries with the least government interference are mostly found in south east/east Asia. It's not always a great thing though, for example, workers rights guaranteed by the government through law is a form of interference.


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    Somalia and much of Africa where there's virtually no government to begin with.
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    Yea, part of the Philippines is an autonomous region.

    Well....in Africa you do not have to worry about a bunch of old men with bad tempers, but instead gangs of juvenile delinquents with guns running amok. Its essentially just highly variable tyranny....but without F-16's and nukes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    Somalia and much of Africa where there's virtually no government to begin with.
    Right. Government is necessary for executive, legislative and judicial functions. The more visible executive functions include infrastructure, defense, education, regulation of commerce, public health, etc.

    It's "everything in moderation" ... Now to define moderation.
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