Karl Marx Approach To Communism

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Karl Marx had an idea of a classless happy society without poverty, greed or any private ownership. This idea of a utopian system was labelled Communism. He theorized that in such system all would be equal and all would give as much as they would and take as much as they would require. But that was all theoretical. There is not and never was a real Communist country in the world. The kind of Communist country that Marx described. There was, however, countries that aspired to become Communist. One in particular is Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or the USSR. The real big steps towards communism there began in 1917 when the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin made a first ever official Communistic revolution in the world based on the …show more content…

He had an idea of a state in which people would live freely and would be able to change their occupations and educate themselves in any field they desired without having to fear about their future or income , because all that would be provided and shared equally. There would be no other parties or oppositions, because in order for Communism to work it needs to have absolute power over everything within the country and the people themselves would need to accept that the working class and all the other classes would be dissolved and become equal in terms of living. It has been said that Karl Marx viewed people as naturally good and harmless towards each other. This was the main foundation for his idea of Communist state. But what Karl Marx did not foresee was that it’s in human nature to be egoistical, to be greedy and to desire to exert control over another. That fact alone makes it impossible for true Communism to ever …show more content…

The state was back to stage two of becoming Communist, in a way. The government once again had very strong control over people’s personal life and choices. By using the ideals that Lenin previously spoke of, he claimed that he too would try to make USSR a Communist state. Having read that Marx referred to religion as an ‘’Opiate of the masses’’ he banned it entirely. And all who wanted to worship god where supposed to worship the one true leader – Stalin. Hiding behind the lies of creating communism, he made USSR a nationalistic country with a totalitarian dictator. And any hope for personal freedom was lost. People were controlled and watched over. It could be said that whatever foundation for Communism was built by Lenin, was completely erased by his successor. In his last years, he became very harsh as a dictator , and after his death , Nikita Khrushchev , took control of the so called Communist party , and admitted many of Stalin’s crimes against the country and its

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