Communism Through History

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Who founded the economic-political philosophy of Communism?

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

What term is communism derived from?

Latin communis, meaning 'shared' or 'common'

In what year did Marx and Engels write and publish 'The Communist Manifesto'?


Who did Marx and Engels consider to be the individuals with labor power in a capitalist society?


What was the social class system that Marx and Engels desired to end?


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Origin of Communism

  • The economic-political philosophy of Communism was founded by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

Etymology of Communism

  • The term "communism" is derived from the Latin word "communis", meaning "common" or "shared".

The Communist Manifesto

  • Marx and Engels wrote and published 'The Communist Manifesto' in 1848.

Key Concepts in Communism

  • Marx and Engels considered the proletariat, or workers, to be the individuals with labor power in a capitalist society.

Social Class System

  • Marx and Engels desired to end the capitalist social class system, which is based on the exploitation of the proletariat by the bourgeoisie.

Test your knowledge of the history of communism with this quiz. Explore the origins of this economic and political philosophy, its key founders Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, and its impact on the world.

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