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The Mormons succeeded as a communal religion, unlike most other groups of that time, because they
embraced the practice of polygamy.
maintained a nomadic life, consistently moving around the country.
pushed capitalist ideas instead of shunning personal financial gain.
believed in egalitarianism and allowed for female religious leadership.
instituted strict membership requirements, feeling that non-true believers would sap the movement of its vitality.