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The Amana Colonies are a cluster of settlements established by the Amanians, a radical German Pietists group, in Iowa. It is composed of seven villages which served the Community of True Inspiration or the Ebenezer Society, from 1855 to the 1930s.

The group initially practiced a communal way of living, practicing self sufficiency and producing the things that they need themselves. What made them more interesting is that despite the self-sufficiency, they were still pretty comfortable, being able to live something that is almost identical to the middle class? way of life.

Conflicts regarding the communal living rules made the Amana Colonies? fruitful era come to an end. However, the sites are still open as a tourist attraction today, where people can view their villages and buy their traditional products like furniture and wines.
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