What does the Communist Manifesto mean by the statement that the bourgeoisie has forged the weapons that will be used against it?

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In chapter 1 of the Communist Manifesto, Marx provides the rationale for why the proletariats, or working class people, would eventually overthrow the mechanism of society run by the Bourgeoisie:

The price of a commodity, and therefore also of labour, is equal to its cost of production. In proportion, therefore, as the repulsiveness of the work increases, the wage decreases. Nay more, in proportion as the use of machinery and division of labour increases, in the same proportion the burden of toil also increases, whether by prolongation of the working hours, by the increase of the work exacted in a given time or by increased speed of machinery, etc.

Therefore, as labour conditions become less favorable in relation to wage, the Proletariat will find their work unacceptable and incite a revolution. The nature of the weapons you refer to is influence over capital, that which has diminished in the Bourgeoisie class as a result of the end of feudalism. Essentially, the working class now hold...

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