The Impacts Of Karl Marx And The Communist Manifesto

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In the year 1846, Karl Marx set up a Communist Correspondence Committee (“Karl Marx”, 2003; “Karl Marx”, 2016). This committee was supposed to help connect the leaders that were socialist in Europe. The organization had decided that they were aiming to overthrow the bourgeoisie and create a new society that had no classes and no private property (“Karl Marx”, 1998). After the first meeting, Karl Marx decided to finish The Communist Manifesto. The Communist Manifesto is based on the book written by Friedrich Engels called the Principles of Communism (Spalding, 2000). The book, The Communist Manifesto, was published in the month of February during the year of 1848 (“Karl Marx”, 2003; Spalding, 2000). The next month Karl Marx was then banned from …show more content…
When the revolution had failed Marx moved to London, where he lived for the rest of his life (“Karl Marx”, 2008). The Communist Manifesto tries to explain the goals of communism. The book says the reason why there had been historical developments is because of class struggle or exploitation of a certain class. The Communist Manifesto argues that the economic theory of capitalism is unstable and will eventually fall (Spalding, 2000). A specific idea, that is also seen in todays world, is brought up by Karl Marx. The idea of capitalism being exploitive in terms of capitalist employment relationship. This can be seen today by industrial development using human and natural sources for gains in the short run. There are still many class struggles today too. Karl Marx’s idea of alienation mentioned in his book titled Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts plays crucial part in his criticism of capitalism. Karl Marx mentioned that the free market was ungoverned and the way the market economy was maintained was through the buying and selling controlled by supply and demand laws (“Marxism”, 2008). He criticized this ungoverned free market because it halted humans’ ability to take control of their decisions and actions. Karl Marx also did not like capitalism because he said it alienated most of the public. The reasoning behind this was that the producers or workers make the good for the market, but the market forces, and not the workers, control the system (“Karl Marx”, 2008; “Marxism”,

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