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The social state where people have no rulers or government, and where organizations develop on the basis of voluntary cooperation and the freely chosen associations of individuals.

Anarchic polities and cooperatives have arisen innumerable times throughout the galaxy, especially among isolated settlements and habitats of sapients of either baseline or superbright intelligence. Few last longer than half a century.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 16 September 2001.