Topics: Communism, Marxism, Karl Marx Pages: 3 (925 words) Published: December 17, 2013



The etymological origin of the term we will now analyze is very clear, is in Latin. Even more specifically we can state that lies in the Latin word revolutum which translates as "spin". Revolution is a radical change or transformation on the immediate past, which can occur simultaneously in different areas. Revolutionary changes have far-reaching consequences and are often perceived as sudden and violent as it is a breach of established order. Revolutions are born as a result of historical processes and collective constructions. The science of history establishes three main types of revolutions: political, social and economic.

The idea of a classless society goes as far back as the ancient Greeks, but it wasn't until the publication of the Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, that the modern idea of communism would actually be implemented. Communism, by defintion, is a "system of political and economic organization in which property is owned by the community and all citizens share in the enjoyment of the common wealth, more or less according to their need." In the Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels raised the notion that capitalist systems had inherent within them, the seeds of their own destruction, and that a classless society would inevitable emerge out of the ashes of capitalism.

Communism comes from Karl Marx, who came up with the basics of it. Interestingly, he was considered to be a socialist at the time. Here were some of Karl Marx's ideas: History of humans has been a class struggle: Strong vs. weak before civilization and during pastoralism, owner vs. workers during agricultural age, and rich vs. poor during the capitalist age. He believed that eventually, a proletariat, or the worker and suppressed, will rise to power and become a dicatator that creates a nation in which everyone owns...
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