Dictatorship of the proletariat

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  • Communism In The United States: Summary

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    always oppressive, and the proletariat are always oppressed by the bourgeoisie. The labor theory of value presumes that all of the value in a product comes from the labor it took to create it. This would suggest that since the proletariat are the working class that creates products,they should be the upper class, instead of the bourgeoisie. The theory of the nature of state assumes that all forms of government are tools of the bourgeoisie to help oppress the proletariat, which is why, in theory, communism

  • Trotsky 's Assessment Of The Continuity Between Stalinism And Leninism Bolshevism

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    However, elements of discontinuity are also present as the revolution was perverted by the Stalinist structure as the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat” soon became the dictatorship of Stalin. Furthermore Stalin’s theory of “Socialism in One Country” betrayed that of the Marxist-Leninist theory of propagating socialism to other countries. In order to fully assess the validity of the statement, two

  • Communism And Its Impact On Society And The Production Of Good And Society Essay

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    Communism, the idea I will be looking at the theory of communism, which describes an end to bourgeoisie (private) property, according to Marx. I will argue that it is not a defensible utopia. I accept that we may not have had a true communist nation, but this highlights the unrealistic nature of communist, rather than its inevitability as Marx believed. Similarly I will argue the nature of communism as described by Marx necessarily leads to centralised planning, as market relations are abolished

  • Marxism Midterm Essay : State And Revolution

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    the revolutionary vanguard party as being separate from the proletariat class. Their reasoning being that the working class themselves would remain limited by their own trade’s union consciousness and therefore, would need the assistance of the Central Committee to lead them in the methods to achieve the socialist revolution. For Luxembourg, however, the vanguard party would need to be rooted and systematically connected to the proletariat class itself in order for the revolution’s spontaneity and

  • The Russian Revolution Of 1917

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    Marx’s teachings, because Lenin believed Marx’s plans were created specifically for Germany, and because Russia had not achieved the high level of industrialization needed for a full proletariat revolution. As a result, the literal teachings of the Communist Manifesto were lost in the whirl of Lenin’s socialist dictatorship and Bolshevik propaganda, but in the end, Russia was still moving towards communist goals. From early on, Lenin was well acquainted with Marx and Engels’ works and referenced them

  • Marxism And The Marxist Theory Of Karl Marx

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    Marx believed that the existence of these two classes will lead to an eventual conflict, an uprising of the proletariat by seizing production from the bourgeoisie leading to a ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’, Marx stated in a letter to J. Wedeymeyer “And now as to myself, no credit is due to me for discovering the existence of classes in modern society or the struggle between them. Long before me bourgeois

  • Essay on China

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    Chinese empire under Qi Shi Huang Di in 221 B.C. " The Confucianism ideology entrenched in the minds of the Chinese people with its conservative base and the need to achieve harmony in society has yet to be reached and most likely, never will. The proletariat is at the heart of the Marxist-Maoist approach to politics and the basic way of life for the Chinese masses considering that "...roughly 85% of the population is based in peasantry..." While Marxism, as implemented by the Chinese Communist Party

  • Rosa Luxemburg

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    Rosa Luxemburg Before one can even attempt to discuss the Marxists of the World, one must examine and define the meaning of the term itself. What is the definition of Marxism? How did it come about? How did it change through the years? " Marxism is the system established by Marx and Engles. The foundation of Marxism is based on Dialectical Materialism----a way of understanding reality; whether thoughts emotions, or the material world. Through this Marx and Engles examined history, which

  • The Link Between the Industrial Revolution and Socialism Essay

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    Once in complete control, it would abandon its dictatorship to form a higher state of democracy then had been seen before. He thought then that the classes which separated people would surely fall as the bourgeois withered away. He believed that people must liberate themselves. On the other hand, Eduard Bernstein’s revisionist socialism wanted the proletariat to rise to power through democratic office and reforms. He believed that the change should

  • Vladimir Lenin's Conception Of The Vanguard Party

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    revolutionary consciousness” to keep the revolution in the eyes of the proletariat (COFI 1993). The Vanguard Party helps the proletariat carry out its goals of revolution by promoting class consciousness. According to Lenin, the concept of the Vanguard Party was quite simple. At the forefront of the Russian Revolution of October 1917, there was a need to establish political consciousness of the proletariat as a whole. The proletariat needed to understand its objectivity in economic society and the Vanguard