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Unformatted text preview: revolution was going to take place, nor did he say very much about what he saw for society beyond the revolution Marx expected that there would be 2 stages in the further development of society beyond capitalism 1st stage: SOM is a social formation in which the means of production are owned and regulated by the state; some aspects of capitalism remains, it doesn't all disappear, the state remains; the state is needed to try to implement some stages in order for the stage to disappear; there is a crucial difference between the capitalist state & the sot state; the capitalist statewould try to serve the interests of the capitalist class; the sot state focuses on addressing the interests of all people; Marx called "the dictatorship of the proletariat" proletariat control all aspects of the state- this would ensure that certain policies remain (ex. The abolition of property holdings, there would be centralization of banking in a government bank, state ownership of factories and production);in addition there would be no more...
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