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of the world, (Goof, Moss, Terry, Upshur, Schroeder, 2012). This caused problems for an ordinary factory worker because by forcing control over other nations it allowed for cheaper labor, so this either took their job or caused them to have to work for the same, small wage. This caused, in Western countries, the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer.Both socialism and Marxism sought to address of problems that were going on because ofurbanization and industrialization. Socialists advocated that the government should have more control over factories because it would help the workers and prevent greedy factory owners that were causing the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer. Marxism is the believe that the social classes would eventually clash, the industrial working class would over throw the capitalist class. This would cause a “dictatorship of the proletariat” or working class, to establish a new socialist system that would eventually wither away and cause an age of “equitable social relations, humanized labor, and increased leisure”, (Goof, Moss, Terry, Upshur, Schroeder, 2012).
Without these movements things would not be as fair as they are now in Western countries. There are labor laws, minimum wage, unemployment acts, etc. There are now entire departments of factories dedicated to safety and health and fair treatment. Western countries still allow the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer and don’t provide sufficient wages for the cost of living, however, it is not nearly as bad as I think it would be had some of the movements not taken place.Resources:Goff, R., Moss, W., Terry, J., Upshur, J., & Schroeder, M. (2012). The twentieth century and beyond: A global history(Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.