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The main reason is etymological. The word "utopia" comes from the Greek root for place (topia) and the prefix "eu" means "good." So, the meaning of utopia is simply "the good place." More »

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A utopian society refers to a group of people attempting to live together in a perfect way to form a perfect society. There are many different views and beliefs on what a utopian society looks like. More »

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In short, the definition of an ideal society is "Utopia." A Utopian society is defined as an imaginary society free from poverty and suffering. It is the topic of a book written by Sir Thomas Moore in 1516. More »

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