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A score of 5 on the Government Sanctioned side of the Role Potential spectrum indicates that the socio-political environment is highly conducive to lawful non-state actors. These states generally have significant regulations and institutions to ensure that the maximum amount of freedom is afforded to actors as long as they do not impede the freedom of others. Such libertarian styled governments produce environments that hinder “profit efficiency” or goal acquisition of morally ambiguous actors. Unlawful actors are all but certain to seek countries with less restrictive environments and easier/cheaper access to the resources necessary to achieve their goal.

-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.