Comparing The Communist Manifesto By Karl Marx And Frederick Engels

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Communist Manifesto By Karl Marx And Frederick Engels The Communist Manifesto is a book written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1848 and has since been recognized as one of the world’s most influential political manuscripts. Marx was the principle author while Engels assisted and edited. In it, Marx presents an analytical approach to class struggle and the problems of capitalism and his theories about the nature of society and politics. The book came about as a result of a group of radical workers called the “Communist League” in London. In 1847, Marx and Engels joined the group and shortly after they were commissioned to write a manifesto on the group’s behalf. Marx’s theories should be understood in the context of the hardships suffered by 19th century workers in England, France, and Germany. The Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries created a permanent underclass of workers, many of whom lived in poverty and worked under terrible conditions with little political representation. Sections of Communist Manifesto The Communist Manifesto has four sections. In the first section, Marx discusses …show more content…

This is due to the fact that they lack sufficient capital, and the fact that technology has rendered their specialized skills no longer useful. The Manifesto then describes the past history of the proletariat. As soon as this class was created it began to struggle with the bourgeoisie. This struggle originally involved the individual labourer, and later groups of workers, rebelling against the bourgeois that directly exploited them. These workers hoped to revive the medieval status of the worker. At this point, the workers were still disorganized, divided by geography and by competition with one another. Furthermore, when they did form unions, they were under the influence of the bourgeois, and actually served to further the objectives of the

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