Karl Marx's Communism Essay

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Karl Marx was born in Trier, Germany in 1818 to a Hirschel and Henrietta Marx. Due to much anti-Semitism, Hirschel changed his name to Heinrich and left his Jewish faith to become Protestant. Later on, while Marx attended Bonn University to study Law, he mainly socialized and increased his debts. When Heinrich found out about Marx’s debt, he agreed to pay off his debt on the condition that he transfers to Berlin University. After Marx transferred to Berlin University he became serious and dedicated to working hard on his studies. A lecturer known as Brüno Bauer, a strong atheist whose radical political ideas made him a well-known figure with the police. Bauer first introduced Marx to G.W.F. Hegel, a well-known author and philosopher at …show more content…
After Marx was well-informed, he wrote an article on the poverty faced by the Mosel wine-farmers and The Rhenish Gazette published his article, but it was ultimately banned by the Prussian government. Out of haste of being indicted, Marx married his current girlfriend, Jenny Von Westphalen, they both decided to move to France and as they did, Marx was offered to be the post of editor of a political journal, Franco-German Annals, where Marx applied Hegel’s dialect theory. While working in Paris, Marx was astounded by the poverty of the working-class Parisians, but also admired their comradeship. Marx now declared himself as a communist, argued that the working-class Parisians would eventually come to be the emancipators of society. After Marx published for Franco-German Annals in the winter of 1844, the journal was immediately banned in Germany. Later Marx identified the three types of alienation in a capitalistic society; he believed the only solution was communism. When Marx was in Paris he became close friends with Friedrich Engels, an author who shared Marx’s view on capitalism. Engels decided to help Marx and his family financially which enabled Marx to concentrate on his economic and political theories. In January of 1846, Marx established the Communist Correspondence Committee which was created to intertwine socialist leaders of Europe. Swayed by the influence of Marx, socialist dignitaries in London

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