How Did It Adequate To The Proletariat Revolution?

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The French revolution which broke out in France on the 24th February 1848 marked a significant development in the class struggle of the proletariat. Marx and Engels hoped that the revolution would only serve as ‘the immediate prelude to the proletariat revolution’ (Swell, 2008). The workers and the lower middle class were the ones who propelled the revolution forward – the bourgeoise, who would eventually win this revolution, had not expected or wanted this outcome. The bourgeoise, ultimately, feared the working class and their demands for rights as it was a seed for destruction of the means of production. With national workshops abolished and no trust with the bourgeoise parties the workers of Paris rose and demanded they be listened. Marx noted "The insurrection [is] growing into the greatest revolution that has ever taken place", wrote Marx, "into a revolution of the proletariat against the bourgeoisie." Swell notes that around 15,000 workers were killed/wounded during the uprising. Engels notes that the demand that the proletariat placed on bourgeoise contained a threat to the existing order of society, they had to immediately disarm the…show more content…
Their main aspect was the destruction of the old feudal structures and the capitalist system and to bring about an independent state – a republican. As noted previously, Marx and Engels hoped that the bourgeoise revolution in France would bring about the ‘immediate prelude to the proletarian revolution’, however, due to the weakness of the Communist League in which they were part of they had no choice but to form a democratic movement for the workers in Germany. The aim of this movement according to (Swell, 2008) ‘was to destroy absolutism and to unity the backward states into one democratic republic’. Marx and Engels note that this achievement in the worker’s movement can only be achieved by revolutionary
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