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Independence vs. Individualism — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Independence and Individualism

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Independence

Independence is a condition of a person, nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over its territory. The opposite of independence is the status of a dependent territory.
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Individualism

Individualism is the moral stance, political philosophy, ideology and social outlook that emphasizes the moral worth of the individual. Individualists promote the exercise of one's goals and desires and to value independence and self-reliance and advocate that interests of the individual should achieve precedence over the state or a social group while opposing external interference upon one's own interests by society or institutions such as the government.
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Independence

The fact or state of being independent
I've always valued my independence
Argentina gained independence from Spain in 1816
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Individualism

Belief in the primary importance of the individual and in the virtues of self-reliance and personal independence.
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Independence

The state or quality of being independent.
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Individualism

Acts or an act based on this belief.
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Independence

(Archaic) Sufficient income for comfortable self-support; a competence.
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Individualism

A doctrine advocating freedom from government regulation in the pursuit of a person's economic goals.
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Independence

The quality or state of being independent; lack of dependence; the state of not being reliant on, or controlled by, others.
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Individualism

A doctrine holding that the interests of the individual should take precedence over the interests of the state or social group.
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Independence

The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.
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Individualism

The quality of being an individual; individuality.
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Independence

The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by, others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.
Let fortune do her worst, . . . as long as she never makes us lose our honesty and our independence.
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Individualism

An individual characteristic; a quirk.
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Independence

Sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.
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Individualism

The tendency for a person to act without reference to others, particularly in matters of style, fashion or mode of thought.
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Independence

Freedom from control or influence of another or others
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Individualism

The moral stance, political philosophy, or social outlook that promotes independence and self-reliance of individual people, while opposing the interference with each person's choices by society, the state, or any other group or institution.
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Independence

The successful ending of the American Revolution;
They maintained close relations with England even after independence
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Individualism

(logic) The doctrine that only individual things are real.
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Independence

A city in western Missouri; the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail
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Individualism

(philosophy) The doctrine that nothing exists but the individual self.
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Individualism

The quality of being individual; individuality; personality.
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Individualism

An excessive or exclusive regard to one's personal interest; self-interest; selfishness.
The selfishness of the small proprietor has been described by the best writers as individualism.
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Individualism

The principle, policy, or practice of maintaining individuality, or independence of the individual, in action; the theory or practice of maintaining the independence of individual initiative, action, and interests, as in industrial organization or in government.
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Individualism

The quality of being individual;
So absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality
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Individualism

A belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence
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Individualism

The doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs
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