Significant People During the Industrial Revolution Essay

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Significant People During the Industrial Revolution

As the Industrial Revolution was occurring, numerous changes were occurring. Workers were not receiving fair treatment. They were working long hours and getting paid very little money. The working class felt that they were not receiving equal treatment and equal pay for what they were offering to society. Yet some individuals, such as the owners of companies, were profiting from this movement. But the inequalities that existed caused Marx, along with Engels, to write the Communist Manifesto. Karl Marx was a man who “urged workers to vindicate the simple laws of morals and justice, which ought to govern the relations of private individuals, as the rules paramount of the
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She wanted to see the differing classes among society disappear yet some people saw the dividing lines among individuals and not being able to disappear. [iii] She was promoting an autonomous government where people were able to make decisions. Luxemburg herself was trying to push her own individualistic ideas which is autonomy. Luxemburg called Karl Kautsky “the official guardian of the temple of Marxism”. Kautsky had always believed in:

“the parliamentary road to socialism, in democratic freedoms and civil liberties, pluralism of parties, periodic elections, and the use of violence only as a last resort against those who refused to accept a legally constituted socialist majority government”. [iv]

This belief of his supports Marxism rather than just expressing an opinion. The fact that the dictatorship of the proletariat was power with a rule that was unhindered by law upset Kautsky. He saw this as “un-marxist”. Without law, individuals would be placed in divisions existing among the differing classes of society.

Lenin was a theorist inspired by Marx and Engels Communist Manifesto. He believes Marx’s phase of Communism was a necessary step for eliminating the abominations of capitalist exploitation and for taking a step forward. Soviet philosophers came up with a Marxist-Leninist theory:

“First, though the Marxist-Leninist position claims that morality follows upon and is

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