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A score of 1 on the Government Sanctioned side of the Role Potential spectrum indicates that the socio-political environment is dominated by the government. Government regulations and institutions are in place to fulfill or invalidate a large majority of the functional roles normally played by non-state actors. Exempting the few non-state actors which the Government sanctions (i.e. churches, Government sponsored terrorist groups, tribal organizations, etc) non-state actors both lawful and unlawful are normally persecuted by the governmental interests.

-Government Sanctioned Role Potentials include participation in organized and regulated business and political systems, organized groups (religious, labor, activist), etc.
-Extra Government Role Potentials include violence, bribery, ideological persuasion, etc.