Philosophies Of Communism: Marx And Engels

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Communism was an economic and political philosophy founded by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels around the 19th century. Marx and Engels met in 1844 and exchanged ideas and found that not only was there ideas similar but their philosophies were complementary and in 1848 they wrote and published "The Communist Manifesto. Which tries to explain the goals of Communism, as well as the theory underlying this movement. It contends that class struggles, or the exploitation of one class by another, are the motivating force behind all historical developments. " They desired to end capitalism feeling that it was the social class system that led to the exploitation of workers, they also believe that the capitalist system was not profitable for everyone, but only for those at the top. In a communist …show more content…
Poverty and oppression open the door for change. Around 1945, the Soviet Union had started to conquered many Eastern European countries during World War 2 with its powerful red army and began implementing new governmental rules they also effectively took over the machinery of state by staffing all key posts with its members. What the promised of their new form of government improving lives and focus on equality especially with living needs. Instead the communist government focused more on creating weapons of war to stand up or go against other western nations like the United States.This created a scarcity for the availability, affordability, and quality of life-sustaining material goods meaning the basic needs of life (i.e., food, water, housing, and clean air). In some countries everyday life consisted of searching and waiting for these basic material goods. Every day, women would go from shop to shop to get items and supplies . It is estimated that a Soviet woman would spend around two hours in line every day of the

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