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Quora Answer : Why is support for libertarianism so weak in the UK?

Nov 6, 2019

The big difference between America and the UK is that the UK is small and densely populated. While the US is large and relatively sparsely populated.

Living in sparsely populated rural areas puts a premium on independence and self-sufficiency. Whereas living in densely populated areas puts a puts a premium on adapting to, getting along with, and co-operating with a wide variety of different people including people you don't know.

US-style Libertarianism largely speaks to people who think of themselves as independent and self-sufficient, rather than people who know that they are deeply embedded within a web of dependencies that necessitate co-operation.

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