The Communist Manifesto Setting & Symbolism

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The Bourgeoisie

The bourgeoisie is the name given to that class of modern capitalists who are the owners of the means of social production. They are the employers of the wage laborer.

The Proletariat

The proletariat is the name given to that class of modern laborers who do not possess the means of production. They are thus reduced to selling their labor power in order to live.

Communism

Communism is a political theory first codified in the Manifesto of the Communist Party. In general, Communism seeks to establish a classless, stateless society through the destruction of the bourgeoisie and the ascendancy of a universal proletariat.

The Communist League

Originally founded as the League of the Just in Paris during 1836, the Communist League consisted primarily of German workers. The group was initially focused on Utopian socialism but slowly changed into a Marxian Communist political organization. During its early formation...

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