Communism: Karl Marx And Friedrich Engels

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Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels first founded communism, in 1848. Communism was summed up in the article Manifesto of the Communist Party as, “Abolition of private property” (1848). The goal of Marx and Engels was to get rid of class distinctions and for all children to get free education. While these goals of Marx and Engels do seem nice, there are flaws within the communist model. One being where Marx says, “In bourgeois society, capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality” (Manifesto of the Communist Party, 1848). Here Marx is explaining that, in a communist society there will be no individuality and there will be no independence on others. Another thing in the article that Marx …show more content…

Another flaw in the communist model is “Abolition of all right of inheritance” and “Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes”. To me, both of these go hand-in-hand because you are taking away someone’s money and property. Why else do we work so hard in life, if it is all just going to be taken away from us. If this really were the case not everyone would work as hard, because what would be the point to if you have nothing to show for it. There are many flaws in the communist model that take away individualism and the hard work people put into their …show more content…

Some might think yes because of China’s close relations to North Korea and seeing as they are the main source of food, energy, and trading for North Korea. But the only reason they are close is because China and the Soviet Union were the ones to help North Korea break way from South Korea, while the United states was the one to help South Korea. And China seems to actually be the reason no one has gone to war with North Korea and the voice of reason to North Korea’s president Kim Jong-un to not go to war with any other countries, i.e. South Korea and the United States. In terms of other things though, I believe China has already surpassed the United States and is on it’s way to becoming the world’s superpower. In that sense then yes, China is already a threat to becoming the world’s superpower putting the United States behind China. The only thing the United States has on China is that the United States spends the most on military being close to $600 billion (GFP, 2017), and China only spending about $224 billion (Fernando, 2017). So, though China is not a nuclear threat, they are a threat in other senses and the United States need to be aware of

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