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Individualism is an 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.[1]

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The United States has been known for being an individualistic country as most American people prioritize themselves individually over others.[2]

Some countries might have individualist governments but a collectivist or mutualist society. Some might be the opposite.

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  1. "individualism | Definition, History, Philosophy, Examples, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-04-08.
  2. Facebook; Twitter; options, Show more sharing; Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Email; URLCopied!, Copy Link; Print (2020-10-30). "Column: U.S. individualism isn't rugged, it's toxic — and it's killing us". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2021-04-12. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)