Could a government work without taxes or are taxes required?
I know that taxes are how all levels of government are funded, from city taxes all the way to federal taxes.
It would be nice if I could have a tax free government in my world, since taxes have their disadvantages, such as governments misdistributing them and rates too high for the poor.
But the advantage is that the person running for office pretty much only has to do meetings and law making and/or vetoing.
But the likelihood of the disadvantages being prominent, especially in an advanced civilization is high.
And by the way, if my people have any military, it would be a weak military(spears and bows and arrows but no guns) and only an army at this point(Though they might have an airforce sooner than the rest of the branches of the military).
So war at this point is not ideal, not only because of low population and most of the planet being remote but because of the points I made about a possible early civilization military.
In fact war is not ideal in any point in history whatsoever.
And yet it happens to this day. North Korea and South Korea are still technically in a war because they never signed a peace treaty.
But anyway, could a government work without taxes and instead get their money some other way? If it could, how? If it can't, why not?