PART I: Topic overview & annotated guiding research I choose to research Socialism, because of a man by the name of Bernie Sanders who seeks to become the next President of the United States. I wanted to know how socialism helps the common working man and why it has negative connotations, but the positivity it really has. My questions are: What is Democratic Socialism? How has Democratic Socialism worked in a government? Why does Democratic Socialism bring negative connotations? How has Democratic Socialism affected America?
The French Revolution was also a result of the discontentment of the social structure in France. King Louis and his wife, Marie Antoinette, were very unpopular among the French because they did not care about their subjects.
To what extent have socialists disagreed about the means of achieving socialism? Socialism along with many other ideologies has a vast number of different strands and with a couple of different roads to achieving what is fundamentally socialism. Socialism being the ideology that utilises collectivisation to bring people together and to unite people by their common humanity. The two most obvious roads of socialism would be that of revolutionary socialism and also that of evolutionary socialism. This are taken on by two different types of socialists, revisionist socialists and fundamentalist socialists. Revolutionary socialism is the belief that capitalism can only be overthrown by revolution against the current political system. To them
The socialists, believing everyone is equal, saw that the proletariat was being treated poorly and knew that would have to change. The cruel working conditions and little civil rights made a gap that no single man could cross without help. Many believed that socialism was the key. Socialism grew from the problems of the Industrial Revolution. The relationship of the Revolution to socialism was that of a problem to a solution, respectively. If not for the Industrial Revolution, the problems between the classes would never have grown so apparent. Then again, without the Industrial Revolution the world would be stuck in the past.
Socialism is the underlying motivation behind communist movements in history. Socialists believe that it is unjust for a small amount of people to own the biggest portion of the wealth in society. This idea lead to the concept of a communist society, in which the existence of private property is eliminated in favor of government-owned property being shared among all it’s people. The government would provide jobs and care for all people equally. The idea was that through communism, there would be no social classes, thus eliminating alienation for any of the people in the society.
French Revolution The kingdom of France was ruled by an Ancient Régime of the Monarchy, the clergy and the nobility for centuries and centuries. During the XVIII there was a lot of inequality between the moneyed and powerful clergy and the commoners. All the inequality of the time caused the French Revolution, a period in which the people gave an end the absolute monarchy and took control of the Government. There were two main reasons the French Revolution started; the Enlightenment Ideas and the social inequality of the moment. The commoners outraged and fought against Louis XVI and the absolute monarchy of the moment.
the French revolution began in 1789 and ended in 1799. Louis XVI was King of France in 1789. Louis was a kind man, but he was raised to be a king and had little knowledge of common people. There was a story in France that when Louis' wife, Marie Antoinette, heard that the people had no bread, she said, "Let them eat cake." Marie Antoinette never said that, but it shows how little she knew (and some say cared) about life for the common people of France.
The French Revolution was caused by social inequality, economic depression,mistreatment from the monarchy, and the new idea of the Enlightenment Era.
Throughout Europe, people of all different classes and moralities had different views of socialism and how it should be achieved/expressed throughout time in that area. An economic and political system based on collective or state ownership of the means of production and distribution is known as socialism. Socialism branched from
“Against us tyranny's, Bloody banner is raised, Do you hear, in the countryside, The roar of those ferocious soldiers?They're coming right into your arms,To cut the throats of your sons, your women!” -French National Anthem. In the late 1700’s France, the three estates are stirring with injustice. During this time the king, King Louis XVI was in power over the nation. Consisting of middle class and peasants, the Third Estate people were growing frustrated with the unfair taxes and treatments towards them. This continuous feeling of anger eventually led to what is known as the French Revolution. But how exactly did it start? Although both political and economic causes to the French Revolution occurred, the paramount cause appeared to resigate from social issues. This is because the main problems were from the groups and social classes of
The redistribution of wealth is to create a society where there are no millionaires while poverty stricken families go hungry in the street. Along the same lines, higher minimum wages and strong employee unions help to create a more equal nation, where even lower income workers make a living wage. Although the idea of a society where everyone lives in an equal brotherhood has been around for a very long time (Fourier, Owen, Simon) the birth of socialism has been accredited to Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, who wrote the Communist Manifesto in 1848. It is important to note that socialism and communism are two different things, but Marx and Engels used the two terms interchangeably.
In the article, "Moral Criticism of the Market", author Ken S. Ewert lays out a formidable rebuttal of the Christian Left's criticism of the free market economic system. This view has taken a stronger rise in the past couple years, along with the rise in popularity among many around socialism. Since I have the luxury of having lived long enough to see several attempts at socialism/communism rise and fall, I found its resurgence in popularity during the last election somewhat surprising.
The social, political, and economic inequalities that existed in French lead to the French Revolutions. These inequalities were much like the American Revolution. Social issues behind the French Revolution was because the third estate thought they had social inequality among the three estates, but some historians thought they were following by
Bernie Sanders has been called many things throughout his political career but there is one in particular that has stood out through it all, Socialist. No matter what you want to call Sanders, it will always lead back to his socialist ideologies. What makes someone’s ideology portray them as good or evil, right, or wrong? Can you have an ideological stance towards something and then another type of ideology towards something else (being a hybrid)? In order for a politician to have the widest range of supporters you can’t only support one ideology but instead, you have to have a hybrid or modified view of an ideology. Bernie Sanders has done a great job of taking a socialist stance and modifying it to fit into the American society as he has
These two groups recognize the intolerance and extremism that has emerged, especially in the post-9/11 world, and seek to combat that by banding together in order to build a stronger and united community. Christian socialists, communists and Islamic socialists have histories rooted in scripture and holy texts, and their shared commitment for abolishing capitalism and working for justice provides them with the framework to work together for a better world.