Defining the Concept of Revolution

804 WordsFeb 4, 20183 Pages
Revolution Revolutions are events that consists of so many different struggles, challenges, bloodshed, complications as well as victory. Revolution refers to a fundamental change in power or governmental structures thats takes place in a comparatively short period of time. Revolutions have been taking place throughout most of human history. Many of these revolutions have its simmilarites and differences. This essay will focus on the Russian Revolution with the help of discussing two theoretical revolutionary approaches by Marx and Max Weber. Karl Marx is a well-known philospher who paired up with another influential philosopher Friedrich Engles, they then created and deveolped on theories of capitalism, socialism and historical change. The most influential theories were later published in the Communist Manifesto (1848) and the Das Kapital(1867). Marx's thoeries and ideas were not only strong, significant but to some extent was vey controversial which led him to be exiled to Germany. Marx said that history is basically about the struggle between classes for dominance. stating that " The history of all hitherto existing society is the of class struggles". The social relations of production involve different classes. The basic determinant of one's class is one's relationship to the means of production. So in any historical period dominant and subservient classes can be identified . Inquality in wealth and pwer was of fundamental moral concern to Marx. Some
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