HIS Case Study 12

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Joshua Huver 20 February, 2008 T. Campbell HIS 1120 Case Study 12 1. Marx and Engels believe that the conflict between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat class is different than previous class antagonisms because of the fact that they are both civilized classes and both are respectable, but the bourgeoisie is not receiving the respect it deserves. They have been full of hard working men and made a name for the Third Estate, directly affecting history all along the way. It has removed the halo from many respectable professions and destroyed many family relations. 2. When the Manifesto says the bourgeoisie will forge the weapons that will be used against it, it means that as the working class people, they do all the hard labor and manufacturing for the proletariat, including fashioning weapons for the army that will be set against them if they revolts. 3. Because capitalism is as much of a social power as it is a personal force. To abolish capitalism would be to abolish individuality, independence, and freedom; things that
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Unformatted text preview: nobody wants to be abolished. They merely want to switch gears and stop concentrating on personal gain among classes, and rather a social advancement among nations. 4. Marx and Engels are so confident that Communism will be free of class antagonisms because there will be no possible way to distinguish between who has what that is better than anyone else. Everyone will be equal to the bare bones definition of the word. 5. Western European capitalism did not self destruct the way the Manifesto predicted because things happened that the Manifest did not predict. They figured that capitalists would never allow capitalism to be voted out of the system, but with the many revolutions taking place in America and France, people were adopting humanitarian principles and the idea of the social classes working with the government, ‘people ruled by the people,’ not by a single restrictive party....
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course HIS 1120 taught by Professor Campbell during the Spring '08 term at Greensboro College.

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