What significant changes occurred with the rise of the bourgeoisie class? Why don’t workers simply rise up and ask for better wages, working conditions, and other benefits? Why didn’t they start the revolution Marx dreamed about? Has capitalism changed since Marx called for the revolution, for good or bad?
For Marx and Engels, the rise of the bourgeoisie connects to new financial markets and the expansion of the Western economy. Marx and Engels thought the bourgeoisie's own rapid exploitation would destroy them. The felled bourgeoisie would then align themselves with the working class. Together, they would rise to power and use their control to dismantle class distinctions.