I would like to know when I can omit "the" for a countable noun.
I've come to realized once again how many accomplishments we can make when businesses and government work together.
Here, government is a general government, so the group of people I guess.
But in dictionaries, government is a countable noun when it means " the group of people who govern a country or state", and when used as an uncountable noun, it means a system or a process of governing (Longman, for which I don't believe I am looking for in this sentence.
When can I omit the/a for a countable noun?
*I would like to ask for opinions of native English speakers.