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KARL HEINRICH MARX 1818 - 1883

 

Definition of Communism

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Karl Heinrich Marx, who lived 1818-1883.

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In 1848, and together with likeminded fellow citizen
Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx published The Communist Manifesto.

The pamphlet was first written in German and hence titled Das Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei.

 

Karl Marx had a bone to pick with class struggle, especially bourgeoisie vs. proletariat.

And so it reads in his Manifesto,

"The history of all hitherto existing human society is the history of class struggles.

The fall of the bourgeoisie and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable.


Here you can
read The Communist Manifest online and for free.

 

Karl Marx was a sociologist. His parents were Jewish. His father German, his mother Dutch.

In 1867, Das Kapital (Capital) was ready to be read by the world.

 

Here is a Karl Marx timeline.

 

See more under Communism
 

What's the difference between the communism of Marx, Stalin, and Lenin?

 

 

Karl Marx' Short Biography
 

May 5, 1818

 

Birth at Trier, Prussia (today's Germany)

     

1830-1935

 

High School Trier

     

October 1835

 

University of Bonn

     

October 1836

 

University of Berlin

     

June 1843

 

Marries Jenny von Westphalen

     

1848

 

The Communist Manifesto

     

March 14, 1883

 

Death in London

     

 

And here is more:


About Communism

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      Leninism?

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      Leninism, and Stalinism?

What is Anarchism?

What is the difference between Communism
      and Socialism?

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