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What is the actual difference between anarchism and communism?

I'm having a discussion about this somewhere else, and wanted to get input from forum members here.

If you were to steel man the communist position in its most idealistic form (i.e. apart from real world examples like Soviet Union), what would be your definition of communism? Does communism have any essential definition?

Same for anarchism.

Communism, for the person I've been arguing with somewhere else, basically boils down to sharing of resources and common ownership of means of production. In other words, communism is at base, an economic ideology. But sharing and common ownership is also an anarchist policy. Hunter gatherers have been called both anarchist societies and also primitive communists.

So where does that leave the question?

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