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"In our system there will be no more expensive balancing acts or catastrophic downfalls; no more conspiracies or usurpations. Everybody is legitimate and nobody. One remains legitimate without objection as long as one is accepted, and for one's supporters alone. Apart from this, there will be neither divine nor secular rights, no right except that to change, to perfect one's program and to make fresh appeals to one's followers."

Panarchism is an ideology that believes that the populace should have the right to choose the form of government ( or lack thereof) that they are part of/live under without having to change their physical residence.
It's the idea that every part of a certain country or group of lands should be led by voluntary associations of people and free competition of form of governments, similar to the competition of private firms on the market. People could associate and disassociate from different governments depending on their preferences.
De Puydt, being a classical liberal, favored Laissez-Faire economics, but Panarchism allows for different economic systems to co-exist.
Conflicts between people, that are part of different governments (or no government), would be handled by third-party judges and would lead to a standardization of law (like common law) among everyone as continuous conflict resolution takes place, similar to how anarcho-capitalists envision private law societies.


Paul E. De Puydt, the founder of Panarchism, was a Belgian writer of the 19th century. He devised Panarchism in the year 1860 with an article with the same name[1] which was influenced by his ideas of free competition (result of his support for free market liberalism) as well as his fellow Belgian economist, Gustave de Molinari, who also believed the principles of free competition in the market should be expanded upon previously considered "public matters".
De Puydt, seeing how constant infighting over forms of government affected Europe in the 19th century, realized that it was impossible to please everyone by forcing them under a singular system, but rather the way to end these conflicts was to give everyone the chance to choose their ideal form of governance, and not interfere with that of others in a similar manner to how a Prussian citizen has no business in the governance of France.
Though De Puydt's ideas never succeded, its influence can be seen in the writings of other Clasical Liberal writers such as Auberon Herbert, Anarchist writers such as Anselme Bellegarrigue and Max Nettlau, as well as many modern Anarcho-Capitalist thinkers, who argue that it approximated polycentric law.



Flag of Polyarchy

Polyarchy is an economically variable, libertarian ideology, that strives to create a society based on voluntaryism, pluralism and spatialism. To achieve this society, Gian Piero de Bellis (the founder of polyarchy) advocates for a conjunction of cosmopolitanism and panarchism.

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Flag of Panarchism
  1. Draw a ball,
  2. Divide it into quadrants,
  3. Colour the top right and bottom left quadrants a lighter shade of black,
  4. Draw a yellow infinity sign,
  5. Draw the eyes and you're done!
Color Name HEX RGB
Black #141414 20, 20, 20
Yellow #E7E700 231, 231, 0




  • Classical Liberalism - You are my main inspiration though the social contract is BS. If we get to compromise on a Classical Liberalism closer to Mises's, we might get to an agreement.[2]
  • Irredentism - Depends. If you restore connection after it was forcibly broken by war - it's good, but if people there don't want to be part of your country, then not.
  • Synthesis Anarchism - We can make a good team if you drop your anti-capitalism.
  • Patchwork - Every city is a state? How about every individual?
  • Mutualism - Against territorial monopoly just like me, but why limit yourself to only one economical system?
  • Nomadology - Often people confuse us, he says some takes I can agree with tho.
  • Democratic Confederalism - Based, but I wish you were more open to markets.


  • Imperialism - You want to force people to live with the government they don't want to be part of.
  • Illuminatism - Wet dream of that guy above.
  • Universal Monarchism - Again?
  • Globalism & World Federalism - Any system will corrupt, if it happens localy, people can atleast leave to somewhere safe, if global government will corrupt, there will be no hope for them.
  • Ultranationalism - Whatever you say it makes absolutely no sense to me.

Further Reading




  1. Panarchism by Paul Émile de Puydt (1860)
  2. Mises on secession




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