15 countries, who have long lived without government
Anarchy! The absence of laws, police, power! Still, such a political philosophy is a negative form of existence of the state. Even the ancient Greeks used to say, that without the rule of law there is no freedom. We suggest to consider the examples from 15 countries, who have long lived without government.
Somalia - one of the most famous examples of the state without a government. Together with the overthrow of dictator Siad Barre in 1991, ceased to exist government, parliament, the judiciary, the army, the police. The country is split into parts controlled by mutually hostile tribal and criminal gangs.
In 2010, Iraq has broken the world record for the time of forming the government. The previous record set Dutch policy, which in 1977 took 208 days to form a new government after the elections. The reason for delaying the process of forming a government in Iraq was a confrontation between the parties.
Iraq's record in 2011, beat Belgium. The country lived 589 days without a government, and all the fault of the conflict between the Walloon and Flemish communities. This political crisis nearly led to the disintegration of the country.
This period of American history, as the "Wild West", can also be attributed to the anarchy. Of course, at that time there and the government, and the sheriffs, except that they can not really influence events. For example, immigrants who inhabited the frontier, solved all their problems with the help of the shootings. The lack of government contributed to the formation of gangs involved in stealing of cattle, robberies of banks and trains.
In the medieval Iceland is not just lived and flourished without government. Due to its location, the state is not afraid of the invasion and, accordingly, does not need an army. At the state level, and Iceland had the legislative and judicial power, but the country was not a king, nor any other central bodies of executive power.
In 1936, the rebels, pursuing the idea of equality, overthrew the republican government and eliminated the Spanish Republic. More than half of the land has been given over to the cultivation of the peasants, who no longer had to work under the yoke of the hosts. Restaurants, cafes, hairdressers lost their previous owners and were transferred to the control of their former employees.
In 1997, citizens of Albania have lost billions of dollars as a result of the fall of pyramid schemes. Deceived investors demanded that the government return their savings, but were refused. Country covered riots. The rebels began freely to capture the city, and the authorities were forced to resign.
On the background of mass demonstrations provoked by the preparation of amendments to the Constitution, according to which President Blaise Compaore, in power 27 years, could again qualify for the post next year and to remain in power for another 5 years, 30 October 2014 in the country of Burkina Faso coup. They came to power military, which was sent to the government and parliament to resign. After much fighting and riots, popular vote for a new president was elected.
In 2012, Egypt protests swept. They demanded the resignation of the newly elected President Mohammed Morsi, accusing him of usurping power and the restoration of the dictatorship. On the side of the rebels crossed the army and police, key ministers have refused to work in the current government. As a result of protests Morsi was deposed and sentenced to life imprisonment.
After the US invasion of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi was brutally killed and the country was plunged into chaos. The civil war and foreign intervention destroyed the territorial and political structure of the country, began intertribal war. Now Libya is divided into parts, as some areas are controlled by Islamic terrorists.
The events of the "Arab spring" loaded Yemen in the chaos of civil war. The country actually reigns troevlastie - Shiite northerners, the central government and the south of Yemen.
The Great French Revolution of 1789 led to the destruction of the country's absolute monarchy and the proclamation of the First French Republic under the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity." Prior to stabilize the country lived a long time without an actual government. The French Revolution had a tremendous international significance and contributed to the spread of progressive ideas throughout the world.
Lieberthal - presumably fictional pirate state, described in the book by Charles Johnson's "General History of looting and slaughter perpetrated by the most famous pirates." According to tradition, it existed in the northern part of Madagascar for several decades. In this state, there was a direct democracy without rulers, but with national advisers. Residents Lieberthal came up with their own language and proclaimed universal equality.
Zomia - a region in south-east Asia, where ethnic minorities live, resisting attempts by the state to establish over them the control. Residents have deliberately chosen their way of life, preserved freedom and independence.
This republic is a small Italian town, which existed from 1440 to 1826. At the time of partition and sale of land without the owner Kospan remained that allowed residents to declare their independence. In the republic there was no government, no official legal system, no police, no army. There was a council of elders. At the same time the town prospered, and its inhabitants became rich on the cultivation of tobacco.