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Anarchy is a term that has a number of different, but often related, usages.
- Anarchy may mean a society based on the principles of one or more strains of the political theory anarchism (see also libertarian socialism for an overview of left-wing anarchists and anarcho-capitalism for an overview of right-wing anarchists). Advocates of one or other form of this theory have often named their newspapers, magazines and pamphlets, in various languages, "Anarchy"; for example:
- Critics of anarchism, and others not intending to criticise or confuse, sometimes use the term negatively, to describe what might more accurately be called chaos or anomie.
- The Anarchy is the name most often given to the period of civil war and unsettled government which occurred in England during the reign of King Stephen of England.
- Anarchy Online is a computer game.