The Communist Manifesto By Karl Marx And Engels

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The Communist Manifesto was written in 1847 by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, who were commissioned by the Communist League, a group of radical workers in London, England. Marx and Engels had known each other since they had met in Paris in 1843, and they had already written several essays together about Communism before being asked to write the Manifesto. The Communist Manifesto was published in England in 1848, and it is one of the most widely influential documents when it comes to modern socialism. It is known to be the beginnings of the philosophy Marxism. The Manifesto itself is divided into four sections: one discussing the Communist’s theory of history and the relationship between classes, mainly the proletarians and the bourgeoisie, one discussing the relationship between Communists and the proletarians, one discussing the flaws in previous socialist literature, and the final discussing the relationship between Communism and other theories of politics. Marx and Engels embraced revolution because they saw no other way to destroy the class system, they thought the proletariats should follow the Communist party because they believed the ideals shared by the class and the party were one and the same. Marx changed his way of thinking after the main revolution, because he chose to newly think of human labor as a commodity, and not a subjugation. Marx and Engels embraced revolution because they saw no other way to destroy the class system caused by capitalism. The class
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