The Causes Of Karl Marx And The French Revolution

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Karl Heinrich Marx was born in 1819 before the French revolution where he met Friedrich Engels whom became his close friend and collaborator who also introduced socialist and communist ideas to him. It is crucial to recognize that Karl Marx lived and experienced the aftermath of the French revolution where the feudal system of industry fell and industrialization replaces the latter, he identified two significant simplified classes of people, the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. He further elaborated on the problems that these 2 opposing social classes would bring, exploitation, alienation and the fetishism of commodity. Further more, he went on to predict that there would be a revolution lead by the proletariats to overthrow the bourgeoisies.

According to Karl Marx, Capitalism is a mode of production based on private ownership of the means of production. Karl Marx saw the class struggle and the main reason would be by a group which he called the bourgeoisie; middle class industrial owners who own the means of production such as machinery, assets, raw materials and the proletariats were the workforce, the labor that serve to work for the former. The proletariats are the class of modern wage-laborers who, unlike the bourgeoisies, do not own the means of production of their own, are reduced to selling their labor power for survival.

Karl Marx hated the bourgeoisies’ attitude towards the proletariats, showing no care concern and mercilessly exploiting their labour by paying
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