In The Communist Manifesto, why did Marx and Engels think that victory over the bourgeoisie by the proletariat was inevitible?

In The Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels think that victory over the bourgeoisie by the proletariat is inevitable because the contradictions of capitalism will lead to its eventual downfall. Capitalism, by creating a large and impoverished proletariat, inadvertently acts as its own gravedigger, creating the conditions for its own destruction.

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In The Communist Manifesto, the two collaborators and philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels thought that the proletariat would inevitably defeat the bourgeoisie for two main reasons.

Before we get into those reasons, let's take a moment and define proletariat and bourgeoisie in the context of Marx and Engels. When they talk about the proletariat, they're referring to the working class. When they bring up the bourgeoisie, they're talking about the class that has most of society's money and control most of society’s shops, factories, or, as they’d say, “means of productions.”

The proletariat work for the bourgeoisie. The bourgeoisie are above the proletariat.

Now let's get into the two main reasons why Marx and Engels think that won't always be the case.

As work becomes more mechanized, they write, "the proletariat not only increases in number, it becomes concentrated in greater masses, its strength grows, and it feels that strength more."

The first main reason why Marx and Engels...

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