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Political UnrestPlay
Use 'anarchy' to describe extreme instability in a region due to absence of government control. SlideAfter the coup, anarchy reigned in the streets.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
'Anarchy' implies destruction and fear during such chaotic situations, typically seen as undesirable. SlideThe city fell into anarchy; people lived in fear daily.
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Context SpecificPlay
Use in contexts of political discourse or news, usually not in casual conversation. SlideThe panel discussed potential anarchy if government failed.