Utopian socialism

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Utopian Socialism was a philosophy which grew in popularity in England and France during the early 1800s. It promoted the creation of self-sufficient communities in which the government owned the land and money; politics were open to anyone who wanted to participate. A major promoter of Utopian communities in Great Britain and the United States was the Welsh cloth manufacturer Robert Owen. The most famous of his communities, New Lanark, in the valley of the River Clyde south of Glasgow in Scotland, is a World Heritage Site.

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