Stalin Communism And Communism

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Stalin manages to halt this type of alienation and to introduce goals to the society that will increase their standards of life as a whole. Stalin’s totalitarian regime is connected to the idea of a “permanent revolution”. Therefore, as with each revolution, the society has a common goal that it needs to achieve. (USSR Handout). In addition to that, Stalin established three 5-year plans that aimed for industrialization of USSR and which created quotas for the workers. Propaganda was one of his most utilized methods to stimulate the laborers to reach beyond the quotas (USSR Handout). These actions indicate that Communism is about creating goals that should be met by the society as a whole. Because the capitalism triggers conflict between individuals,…show more content…
Marx believed that what is produced by the working class should not be placed on the market and be given a value: “It has resolved personal worth into exchange value, and in place of the numberless indefeasible chartered freedoms, has set up that single, unconscionable freedom—Free Trade. In one word, for exploitation.” (Marx 1848). Marx’s theory indicates that the employers (or any other kind of people who hold the means of production) get an unfair advantage over the workers because their labor in hours is more than what is paid to them. The extra labor hours that are not paid to the workers create surplus value which gives the capitalists power and the opportunity to buy labor. An analogy that Marx uses to support his theory, is the feudalism which developed in the Europe during the Middle Ages and in which the serf takes part from what he has produced and the other part is left for the lord (Marx 1848). Again, in this system, the worker receives less than what he has produced. The result is a huge gap between the minor top class of the society and the major low class. This difference creates and imbalance in the economy since the workers create products which the capitalists are going to sell on a higher place later on. In this way, the workers are paid just a part of their work and the capitalists…show more content…
They can be justified because they led to a classless, united and mobilized society that worked towards building Communism in the Soviet Union. Even though Marx did not believe that Communism can exist in one country, Stalin was able to isolate USSR from the capitalistic world and create a self-sustaining economy that follows Marx’s doctrines in the Soviet Union. Despite the ethical complications with Stalin’s rule, his actions were crucial for the development of Communism in USSR. Stalinism is the base of many various forms of totalitarian regimes that appeared later in the 20th century. Joseph Stalin with his more than 30 years long rule in the Soviet Union, as he would be seen in the eyes of Karl Marx, was one of the first influential people who used philosophy not just to “interpret the world” but “to change
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