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Do laws matter without police? Question

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Do laws only matter if there is a police force enforcing them?

Police in the modern sense is a recent development. Before the 19th century, police forces as today were very rare. But people have made laws since antiquity. What is the point of having a law, if there is no police to make people follow it?

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