Individualism is a ideology and belief about promoting the practice of independence and self-reliance. It is often contrasted with collectivism. The belief focuses on the individual and ensuring individuals to only look out for themselves.
Some countries might have individualist governments but a collectivist or mutualist society. Some might be the opposite.
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