Class Systems in a Communist Society Essay

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Communism started around mid-nineteenth century. It is a political and economic belief. Communists work toward getting rid of any private owned property or any businesses that make a profit (“Communism”). Communists used the class system to try to work on eliminating any properties owned or profit’s made. But it didn’t work. In a communist society, the class system is the main reason why the society failed. Most communist parties are undemocratic and unbending in both spirit and practice. By the 1980s, more than one-fourth of the world has changed to communism beliefs. The top two communist nations were China and USSR. Afghanistan, Albania, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Ethiopia, Hungary, Laos, …show more content…
Karl Marx is most known for proposing the class struggle. Marx’s definition of class was defined by the ownership of property. “Such ownership vests a person with the power to exclude from the property and to use it for personal purposes. There were three classes in society for property. The three classes are called bourgeoisie, the class that makes a production of items such as machinery and factory buildings. The bourgeoisie class made its income from its profit. The second class was landowners. Landowners made their income from property they owned and rented out to others. The third and final class was the proletariats. Proletariats made money by labor. They sold their labor for a fee. The one thing that all the classes had in common was that they all were determined by their property, not by the earnings made or ranking. It is all determined by handing out and “consumption” (Rummel). Classes are formed from a common interest shared. Indiiduals form common interests such as common dependence, location, and shared interest related with the same earnings or salaries. Landowner and Bourgeois have different interests at first. But as civilization grows, the property of production, the difference between proletariat and bourgeoisie, helps decide on other activites. Throughout time though, Marx began

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