A policy of free trade and economic engagement requires government relinquish some of its power to the people and creates pockets of independent wealth that free people from dependence upon the State for their material well being. Through trade important cultural and economic ties are also built between persons living within a country and with persons living abroad. Thus the groundwork is laid in civil society for a moral opposition to the State, and the international community is made increasingly knowledgeable of, and invested in, the suffering of their neighbors. Furthermore, unfree societies witness, by example, the workings of a free society, as the ideals of the free economy and rule by the people accompany every exchange. Trade through globalization thus begins a process of more freedoms being afforded to citizens until, finally, they are able to take the reigns of government for themselves.