What did Marxism contribute to Socialism

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What did Marxism contribute to Socialism? The philosopher, social scientist, historian and revolutionary, Karl Marx, is without a doubt the most influential socialist thinker to emerge in the 19th century. Although he was largely ignored by scholars in his own lifetime, his social, economic and political ideas gained rapid acceptance in the socialist movement after his death in 1883. Although Marx was effectively the basis for socialism as it is known in its most common form – there are of course many different interpretations of socialism – Marxism and socialism are two very different ideas. But Marxism does contribute some factors to socialism. Firstly, both have an aversion to the idea of property. Although Marx himself stated that “the abolition of existing property relations is not at all a distinctive feature of Communism”, he went on to say in The Communist Manifesto that it is the “abolition of private property”, the property of the bourgeoisie that is the theory of Marxists. Although socialism comes in many different forms, at its simplest it is a system in which the state controls the basic means of production, either through planning or directly through state control. By controlling productive assets it is able to produce what is needed by society, rather than the results in capitalist societies where
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