Communism

  • Communist Manisfesto written in 1849 by Marx and Engels
  • Written in response to horrendous conditions in factories
  • The solution was a new social system: communism.
  • All history was a history of class struggle.
  • Oppressors v. Oppressed is a constant throughout history.
  • Oppressors own means to production.
  • Oppressed dependent on the owners of the means of production.
  • Society is splitting into two hostile camps: Bourgeosie(upper/middle class) and the Proletariat(working class).
  • Struggle between the Bourgeoisie and the Proletariat will eventually lead to a revolution.
  • Proletariat will overthrow the bourgeoisie.
  • Differences that create separate social classes will be abolished and there will be a classless society.

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