The Communist Manifesto By Karl Marx And Engels

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In 1848, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published the Communist Manifesto, which called for a classless, stateless society, governed by utopian principles. The type of ideology Marx and Engels were describing was communism. The Communist Manifesto emphasized the importance of class struggle in every historical society, and the dangerous instability capitalism created. Engels and Marx believed that the nation had to go through a series of revolutions in order to reach communism, socialism being one of these stages. In a communistic government, the “government owns the things that are used to make and transport products (such as land, oil, factories, ships, etc.) and there is no privately owned property.” The infamous partaker in communism …show more content…
However, since Russia is an extensive country, it is one the worst countries to try to control from one location. Central planning was the main cause of the fall of communism and could only be maintained through brute force, fear, and corruption. One example of the fault in the command economy is collective farming which gave Stalin control of all the production of what came out of all the Russian farms, what materials came out of each farm and set prices to those materials. Farmers throughout Russia had already established techniques and had experience in agriculture. Moreover, the methods of the farmers varied as the climates and food production varied by the vast geography of Russia. Stalin could not effectively and rationally control all of farming. Another example of the economic disparity caused by communism was the production of furniture. Factories were given a certain weight to produce of furniture and it only resulted in heavy, unskilled furniture. Communism did not incentivize economic progress that countries with market economies possessed and communism’s central plan. Communism’s ultimate test was in the Cold War in the twentieth century. The Cold war was a race to global supremacy that pitted the United States against Russia. Ultimately what gained the United States the victory was its market economy. Economics changed drastically as it shifted to a global scale and the market economies of the United States allowed them to adjust and relocate jobs easily. The command economy rapidly industrialized Russia but did not allow Russia to keep up with advances in

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