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What is the aim of Marxism?

The aim of Marxism is to establish a stateless, classless society through the overthrow of bourgeoisie and the abolition of private property.

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Marxism is a philosophical ideology and socioeconomic and political theory developed in the nineteenth century by German philosophers, historians, sociologists, and journalists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Marx and Engels point out that there are two main social classes: the proletariat, or the working class, and the bourgeoisie, or the wealthy businessmen who are practically in control of both the production of goods and services and the market and thus in control of the proletariat.

They theorize that the workers could easily overthrow the bourgeoisie and abolish all forms of authority if they join forces, which will result with dictatorship of the proletariat; this in turn will pave the way for the development of a society without social classes that will prioritize the collective benefit above the individual benefit. In this newly established classless society, both the socioeconomic and political power will be in the hands of the workers and the wealth and income will be equally...

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The aim of Marxism is to force upon the laborers in society an awareness of their exploitation by the bourgeoisie, the managerial class.  Once the people become aware of this exploitation, they will be in the position to overthrow the oppressors and bring about a new type of society.  As an Enlightenment thinker, Marx believed that reason could be used to make man's life in society better.  He ultimately wanted, as do Marxists generally, a better and more equitable society.  So, this is the second 'aim' of Marxism, the first being to get the laborers to recognize their enslavement to the capitalist class.

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