Communism And Collectivism In Karl Marx And Friedrich Engel

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Communism and collectivism are two types of government that dehumanize the human self and bring fear to many people. In a collective state, every person is born into an atmosphere where you are not an individual; you are part of a group. Properties are owned by the community or group and the well-being of the group takes priority over the individual 's well-being. Communism is a political movement which forces individuals to work towards the benefits of the state. The benefits of the group are driven by politics and properties and businesses are owned by the state instead of the individuals. Ultimately, both systems limit the freedoms of the individual as well as their economic success. Communism is an economic theory established by Karl …show more content…
One of the most famous quotes in this book is, “Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working men of all countries unite!” This quote represents the main principle of communism, which is to intimidate and remove the upper class by organizing the working classes throughout the world. The communist philosophy has had many advantages and disadvantages but there are a few that have made a tremendous impact. The advantages of a communist state is that everyone can receive health care and unemployment rates dramatically decrease. The disadvantages of communism is that you cannot own your own personal business or any private property; you do not have any freedom. While receiving health care and being employed helped many people, communism did not necessarily turn into the perfect utopias their leaders has had thought it to …show more content…
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, also known as Fidel Castro, is a Cuban politician who ruled the Republic of Cuba as a Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as a President from 1976 to 2008. When Cuba’s newfound dictator, Fidel Castro, became in power, he wanted Cuba to be in his liking and thus brought communism into Cuba. The idea of communism was brought into Cuba February 16, 1959 and is still present in Cuba today. Communism is similar to collectivism in the aspect of communal betterment, yet differ in the way of it being accomplished. In Communism people are forced to take part in the “making better” of a country, but in collectivism the people voluntarily contribute and try to make their society

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