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Encyclopedia > Kommune
For other meanings, see commune.

A commune is an administrative subdivision of various European countries, including Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, and the Scandinavian countries. Within its territory it is the modern heir of the Medieval commune.


It's sometimes translated as municipality and corresponds to individual villages, towns, cities, or groupings of hamlets, governed by a mayor and a city/municipal council.


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Baader-Meinhof: Terms - Kommune I (172 words)
The free-living and free-loving late-1960s social experiment that was West Berlin's "Kommune I" was actually pre-dated by another, less-prominent commune, which ended up being called "Kommune II." Many of Kommune I's members were prominent student leaders in the nearby Free University, including Fritz Teufel.
Kommune I became prominent for advocating and carrying out humorous "praxis" like flinging paint-filled balloons at the American consulate.
After Kommune I fell apart, and inspired by the exploits of the Baader-Meinhof Gang, many of it's members participated in the low-level terrorism of the West Berlin Tupamaros, and several went on to form the urban terrorist group called Movement 2 June.
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