The Communist Manifest served as a platform for the communist and socialist parties during the 19th and 20th centuries. It has been widely read around the world since the late 19th century. It remains to cater as a base for the assessment of capitalism. In addition, it expresses a desire to terminate class structure. It suggests a social, economic, and political system that is organized by equality. Marx and Engels’ believed that material forces would make communism unavoidable. Lastly, they aided the idea that as a movement, communism has the political potential to change the current capitalist economic system.
The manifesto expresses that the rise of capitalism is the direct contributor to the development of unequal class structures. In the first part of the manifesto, it clarifies that even though there was success in political revolutions that over threw the unequal hierarchies of feudalism. Unfortunately a new class system developed in its place. On page 14, third paragraph, of the Communist Manifesto, they wrote, “The modern bourgeois society that has sprouted from the ruins of feudal society has not done away with class antagonisms. It has but established new classes, new conditions of oppression, new forms of struggle in place of the old ones.” This newly developed system primarily consisted of the bourgeoisies, which were the owners of production, and the proletariat, which were hourly wageworkers. The manifestos reference to new conditions of oppression can be seen through the hourly wage-working employees. They have become slaves to the hours and pay set, determined, and enforced by the bourgeoisies.
Marx and Engels explain that to over throw the control and order of the bourgeoisie, the proletariats need to join together and form a class unified with clear interests. In addition, this would also require dissolving the rights and lines of private property. The manifesto expresses that property is capital and wealth. The more property one posses, the more power and control one has. It would not be possible to be truly unified and equal with the existence of private property. This was such a critical goal for the communist party; it was the first out of the ten goals outlined. If the proletariats succeed in forming such ideas then they could upheaval the rule of the bourgeoisie and redistribute political power.
In the fourth and final section of the Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels stress the fact that the communist party will support any and all revolutionary movements that challenge the currently existing political and social order. The Communist Manifesto is an outline to the key ideas of what Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels truly believed. The manifesto was created to influence unification and equality. The manifesto is put to an end with a very famous rally cry amongst the proletariats, “Working men of all countries, unite!” Page 34.
To conclude, during the 19th and 20th centuries the Communist Manifesto served as the staging for the communist and socialist parties. It has been favored and widely read around the world since the late 19th century. It continues to present as a footing for the criticism of capitalism. In addition, it expresses a desire to dissolve class structure. It suggests a social, economic, and political system that is formulated by equality. Marx and Engels’ believed that material forces would make communism inescapable. Lastly, they supported the idea that as a movement, communism has the political potential to change the current economic system-capitalism.