Similarities Between Karl Marx And The Communist Manifesto

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Analysis of Karl Marx and The Communist Manifesto
“Unrestrained capitalism cannot last, as wealth and power will concentrate to a small elite”. This is essentially the motto for The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. The declaration reveals the stark separation between the the bourgeoisie, wealthy elite, and the proletariat working class.
In order to understand the motive for a manifesto of this sort you would need to know the person writing it. When Marx was just a university student he joined the Young Hegelians, an organization that disagreed with the current political and societal structure of their country . After earning his degree he started writing for a liberal democratic newspaper Rheinische Zeitung and later became
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In 1843 Marx met a german immigrant and fellow political philosopher named Friedrich Engels (Walter). They collaborated on a criticism of Edgar Bauers Young Hegelians which would only be the start of their association. The Prussian government at that time was trying to get Marx banned so Engels and Marx decided to make the move to Belgium and Marx renounced his citizenship in Prussia (History.com). In 1847 Engels and Marx were commissioned by The Communist League in London to write The Communist Manifesto, a depiction of history as class struggle and the surpassing of the bourgeoisie by the proletariat (History.com). Belgium had quickly been encompassed by uprisings and riots so before he was about to be expelled from the country he left Belgium (Articles by Marx inDie Reform). Despite not gaining England citizenship he would stay there for the rest of his life. He was a journalist in London working for the New York Daily Tribune and was slowly being distanced from the Communists in London and worked on his economic theories. In 1864 he developed the First International to unite all left wing organizations (Articles by Marx inDie Reform). In 1867 the first …show more content…
An important statement for two reason, it leads to the realization that production prompts change in political structure and it develops the theory of dialectical materialism. England, Marx and Engels homeland, was a revolution riddled society in 1848. The focus of such revolutions was establishing a more democratic system in place of the then current monarchy. These rebellions, although they were not communist, failed among English society (History.com). Nevertheless they exposed the weak and unstable political structure in England. Large parts of the world were facing mutiny's that rebelled against the authority of their state. The goal of revolutions before 1848 was to move private property to the proletariat yet with the Communist revolution the proletariat had no private property solely because of the essence of their economic and social class . Therefore the proletariat realized they had to destroy any semblance of private property in order to destroying class distinctions (Marx). The Manifesto believes capitalism has an inevitable downfall in order and that the elimination of the classes could not come through government reform, there would have to be a social revolution

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