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A commune is a group of people living together and sharing common interests, values, and endeavors, including property, possessions, and resources. In the 1960s and 1970s, communes were part of an international, post-industrial movement that worked toward realizing the utopian vision of non-violent, egalitarian societies. In Western Europe and North America, communes were and still are associated with "hippies," back to the land movements, and various expressions of alternative lifestyles and subcultures.

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