In 2010 and 2011, Belgium went 541 consecutive days without a central government, setting the Guinness World Record for the longest time in modern history that a country has done so. Tea Party sympathizers will note that the country did not descend into chaos. Public transportation ran, factories hummed and life pretty much carried on as normal for the average Belgian. However, the country was stuck in a status quo, lacking the vision to move forward with new initiatives, stave off economic crises or simply create a... More >>>