To the Finland Station; a Study in the Writing and Acting of History - Part 2, Chapters 13-14 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapters 13-14 Summary and Analysis

In the Marxian framework, society had to go through the stage of capitalism to reach the point where the proletariat would rebel. Because of the internationalism in their method, they were pioneers in their field. But the theory led to some strange situations, such as the communist support in World Wars on the grounds that the stage of capitalism must be completed in order to lead to socialism. They used the theory to decide what position they should take in various situation.

Ferdinand Lassalle was the spokesman for the next phases of German socialism. He was active in many social causes but was not well accepted by the communists because of his relationship with a divorced countess. In 1862, he was asked to call a congress of German workers and organized the General Union of German Workers. He...

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