Manifesto of the Communist Party: Karl Marx: Analyse

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Manifesto of the Communist Party


The given primary source “Manifesto of the Communist Party”, written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, was published in 1848. Refering to the different social-classes in England to that time, Marx and Engels adress the wide-spread audience in order to convince them of the communist ideas.

In their publication, Marx and Engels state their final aim to overthrow the burgeois supremacy, to form the proletariat into a class and to form a state ruled by the proletariat.

With knowing that this system is hardly to establish, they list ideas how to implement communist ideas. Their suggestions mainly concern the abolishment of property, supported by a heavy income tax, the abolishment of inheritance, the establishment of state-controlled banks and credits in order to establish a monopoly.

Furthermore, they aim at a centralised transport system, controlled by the state, state-owned and improved factories, equal work-liability and free education combined with the abolishment of child labour. However, a combination of education and industrial production is realistic.

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During industrialisation, the proletarian-class had to work under bad working conditions. As they were very frustrated by their treatment, Engels and Marx aimed to change the whole social system. In their eyes, this was only possible with a revolution combined with an abolishment of the burgeois supremacy.

The centralisation together with more influence by the state, the establishment of monopolys and the abolishment of property, they wanted to improve the stand of the working-class. The burgeois would suffer from this idea.


In my opinion, the Communistic idea is way to harsh. Not every member of the burgeois-class intended to harm the lower classes so why should they pay for them. Many rich people would lose their money, which was the result of hard work in many cases.

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