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Who invented communism?

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demon300 | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted October 22, 2012 at 12:26 PM via web

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Who invented communism?

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saintfester | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted October 22, 2012 at 3:48 PM (Answer #1)

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While the origin of communism is debatable, most historians attribute the developements of communism in the 20th century to the writings of German Karl Marx.

In 1848, Marx and his partner Friedrick Engles published The Communist Manifesto, which outlines the principals of communism and how it functions inside an industrialized country. 

Communism has exited in many other forms throughout the 1800's and 1900's, most noteably in the western world. The Utopian movement of the early 1800's in the U.S. is a very good example of communal living, along with the somewhat misguided experiments of the 1960's and 1970's. Marx would have made the distinction that these people are "social" communists, not "scientific" communists.

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plshelpme | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted November 3, 2012 at 12:27 PM (Answer #2)

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Karl Marx

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