Class Struggles In The Communist Manifesto

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The Communist Manifesto is a political pamphlet written in 1848 by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It was published in London just as the series of political upheavals began to erupt, which were also known the Revolutions of 1848. The Communist Manifesto explains the goals of Communism and the theory underlying the influential movement. It argues that class struggles are the motivating force behind all historical developments. The Manifesto was later identified as one of the world 's most influential political manuscripts. During the time that the Communist Manifesto was being written, a great development on society was starting. This event was known as the industrialization in Western Europe. Industrialization was the time of social and economic change that transforms a human group from a society whose economy is based on producing and maintaining crops and farmland into a more industrial type economy. One that involves the …show more content…
These helped fuel social changes that were conjured by Karl Marx. Labor movements were brought on by the rapid expansion of late-nineteenth-century industry which created a growth in the size of Europe’s working classes. The men and women of the working class resented corporate power. This resentment was brought on by the exploitation and inequalities they experienced on the job and with living life apart in Europe 's expanding cities. Another thing that helped push the ideas in the Communist Manifesto was that it’s publication in February 1848 coincided almost exactly with the outbreak of revolution throughout Europe. Political protests reflected the mood for constituent assemblies, for parliaments, and for legal reforms. Demands for reform reflected the clash between the old way of organizing the world and the new. As Marx and Engels had already predicted, the spread of capitalist development was making its impact socially, politically, and

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