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Marxism was originally created by philosophers Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels in the Communist Manifesto (brilliantly written, highly suggested) during 1848 in the midst of the first Red Revolution (strongly assumed to be caused by the Communist Manifesto).

Marxism is the basic form and grandfather of communism. Marxism is the belief that the bourgeois have gained too much power and are controlling everything, while the workers and the proletariats have lost their say in what the country should be doing. So Marx and Engels believe that the working and middle class (the proletariats) should revolt and overthrow the upper-class (bourgeois) from power because all the proletariats have left to lose is the shirts on their backs and nothing else.

Then the Manifesto goes on to explain that the government would be run by the proletariat for the proletariat and everyone would be paid equally, given equal chances at schools etc. The government would have one ultimate leader and have all of their businesses owned by the government, so that no one business could become too powerful and push out small businesses painfully creating much economic strain on the owners and turning them out to the streets with little chance of survival.

"The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways- the point however is to change it"- Karl Marx

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a theory that looks at the economic base and the unequal distribution of money and power

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A system of economic, social, and political philosophy based on ideas that view social change in terms of economic factors. A central tenet is that the means of production is the economic base that influences or determines the political life.

Under Marxism, outdated class structures were supposed to be overthrown with force (revolution) instead of being replaced through patient modification. It held that as capitalism has succeeded feudalism, it too will be removed by a Dictatorship of the workers (proletariat) called socialism, followed quickly and inevitably by a classless society which governs itself without a governing class or structure. Developed in the 19th century jointly by two lifelong German friends living in London - Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) - it forms the foundation of communism. Refer to link below.


Marxism is a political and economic philosophy which states that the class struggle is the basic agency of historical change, and capitalism will ultimately be superseded by communism. It was named after Karl Marx.

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