The Industrial Age Influence Karl Marx's Writing Of The Communist Manifesto

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In what ways did the Industrial Age influence Karl Marx 's writing of the Communist Manifesto?
“The Communist Manifesto” by Karl Mark and Frederic Engels was published 150 years ago in London in February of 1848 and is widely is regarded as one of the most influential and widely-read documents of the past two centuries. The main focal point of this essay is to target the major influences that the industrial age had on Marx’s writing of this documentation and how it affected its end product. This will be addressed by answering questions such as why it was written, what the manifesto consists of, any major influences that dictated its content and how it has helped shape our society today. By providing accurate, consistent and thought provoking
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German philosopher and revolutionary socialist Karl Marx published The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital, anticapitalist works that formed the basis of Marxism. Karl Heinrich Marx was born on the 5th of May 1818 in Trier, West Germany. Karl was the son of a successful Jewish lawyer, Marx like his father studied law in Bonn and Berlin, where he was also introduced to the ideas of Hegel and Feuerbach. Karl received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Jena in 1841. In 1843, Marx and his wife Jenny moved abroad to Paris after his short spell as an editor of a liberal newspaper in cologne. Paris at the time was considered a hotbed of radical thought, which influenced his writings. There Marx became a revolutionary communist and befriended his lifelong collaborator, Frederic Engels. Marx was expelled from France and spent the two following years in Brussels, during this time Marx’s relationship with Engels had intensified. Marx & Engels co-authored the pamphlet ‘The Communist Manifesto” which was published in …show more content…
They viewed the capitalist development which had taken place in England, Belgium and to a certain extent France as revolutionary. It could destroy the old feudal societies which still dominated much of Europe and it could lead to major social and economic advances for the mass of humanity. This new order with its completely new ways of organizing production would come into conflict with the old. Marx and Engels saw revolutionary upheaval as an inevitable outcome of these clashes, especially in their native Germany, which was still made up of a large number of small states and principalities, although increasingly dominated by the militarized eastern state of

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