Communist Manifesto Summary

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In The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, published by the Communist League party on February 1848, wrote and left behind a declaration of policies to help director individuals to have a better understanding of Communism. Marx, a sociologist, economist, and philosopher, and Engels, a social scientist, philosopher, and political theorist, wanted to leave behind a manifesto, or a statement, to help people understand the goals of Communism, along with the theory’s basic idea of the communist campaign.
The manifesto has four chapters focusing on: first, the relationship between the bourgeois, middle class, and the proletarians, working class. Second, the relationship between the Communists and the Proletarians. Third, critiquing …show more content…

With the birth of the industrial revolution also came the birth of permanent class systems which lead to the lowest class, the proletariats, being taken advantage of by the bourgeoisie, the class with power, prestige, and wealth/land.
This book seemed a little confusing, not only for me, but for the readers of its time considering most of the population wasn’t educated economists or theorists. If this books purpose at the time was to educate the public it would have failed, but since the manifesto is a book, made by educated individuals, they probably intended for this to be a guideline for a generation down the road. I wouldn’t say I have a clear understanding of the theory Marks and Engels were trying to illustrate at the time. They do, however, make it clear that capitalism may work, but only for a time being before a country loses control of the social classes and causes a revolution. I’ve noticed that this book doesn’t have a clear set of instructions on how to live and work with communism, I mean like how to get things started, it just merely says these are the good things that can

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