Biography Of Karl Marx

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Karl Marx (May 5, 1818- March 14, 1883)

Karl Marx is one of the more prominent sociologists in history. He was born in a wealthy middle class family in the Kingdom of Prussia. Karl was born into a Jewish family, but later converted into Christianity so his father can pursue a career in law. During that time, Prussia had strict anti-Jewish laws that barred them from advancement. He attended University of Bonn and University of Berlin, where he started gaining knowledge and eventually started with his radical theories about social and economic ideals. After his time educating himself, he moved to Paris and continued on with his radical work. He was then exiled and eventually moved to London with his wife and children. Not only is Marx a sociologist, he’s an economist, historian, journalist, and revolutionist. Collectively, all of Marx’s theories concerning economic, social and politics is known as Marxism. Marx developed all his theories along with Friedrich Engels. Marxism is defined as a set of ideals that states that political and social structures are determined by economic class. It calls for a classless society where everyone owns the means of productions, which is also known as communism. Marxism defies capitalism and ultimately will make communism impossible if it still exists. As previously mentioned, Communism cannot happen with the existence of Capitalism. Karl Marx believed that in order to have a harmonious society it should be classless and stateless. He believed that the poor should be assisted and given a fighting chance at a better life. Marx stated that government should control all means of production so that no one makes more money than the other. In order to achieve this utopia, 3 steps must be completed. First, a revolution must occur. Society must revolt against the current government and completely destruct the current system in place. Second, a leader or group of leaders must rise up and exercise absolute control over the people. That includes dictating their educational choices, religion, employment, and marriage. During this phase, the wealth and property of the people must be collected. The last step in attaining a Marxist Utopia has never been achieved. In this phase, property and wealth is shared amongst everyone in society. The government controls distribution of wealth, so that no one class is wealthier than the other. In order to achieve this, all non-communists must be destroyed,