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  • 1. Karl Marx Beverly Gonzales Period 5 01-19-07
  • 2. Who He Was
    • Marx was a 19th-century political philosopher.
    • His ideas form the basis of Communism.
    • He co-founded the political and economic principles known as Marxism.
    • He was a revolutionary who predicted a downfall of capitalism.
  • 3. Early Life
    • Marx was born on May 5, 1818 in Trier, Germany.
    • His parents home-schooled him until he was 13.
    • When he was 13, he went to the Trier Gymnasium to start his formal education. At age 18, he enrolled at the Universiy of Berlin and studied there for 4 years.
  • 4. Later Life
    • Marx met Frederich Engels in Paris in 1943, and together they developed many of the Marxist ideas.
    • They were both constantly getting thrown out of European countries for their revolutionary ideas, until they found refuge in London, where they lived for the rest of their lives.
    • On March 14, 1883 in London, England, Karl Marx died of bronchitis and lung problems.
    • Although Marx's ideas were not widely known and he wasn't famous in his lifetime, people started noticing and practicing his ideas soon after his death.
  • 5. What is Marxism?
    • Marxism is a general name given to Marx's ideas of government, history, and economics.
    • Marx began to form the ideas of Marxism when he was studying in the Trier Gymnasium.
    • He developed it along with Friedrich Engels, another German political and social thinker.
    • Marx believed that capitalist society's high class, middle class, and low class caused most of the inequality and suffering in the world, and this could be solved by eliminating classes.
    • In Marxism, the worker, farmer, or laborer is just as important as a doctor or scientist, and there should be no social classes.
    • Factories, farm equipment, and other means of production are owned by the government, or all the people combined.
  • 6. Most Signifigant Work
    • Marx wrote or co-wrote several important books.
    • His most signifigant work is The Communist Manifesto, which he co-wrote with Engels.
    • The Communist Manifesto clearly outlines the concepts and advantages of Communism over Capitalism.
  • 7. Marxism and Communism
    • People who follow Marx's ideas are sometimes known as Marxists.
    • All communist countries follow Marxism or Marxism-like principles.
    • “ Left”, or left-wing is a term sometimes used to describe Marxists and other groups of people or governments who are against capitalist economic, social, and political concepts.
  • 8. Historical Impact
    • Many countries all around the world have been affected at one point by Marxist ideas.
    • The Soviet Union was formed by a Marxist group.
    • Cuba and North Korea's political systems were based on Marxist ideas.
    • Marxists have been responsible for both violent terrorist attacks and social progress.
  • 9. Impact Today
    • Many modern revolutionaries call themselves Marxists but distort and ignore Marx's principles of economics and government.
    • In Southeast Asia and Latin America, Marxist guerrillas terrorize citizens and threaten war.
    • In Colombia, armed revolutionary forces have control over large areas.
    • The activities of the former Soviet Union have caused many long lasting effects in Eastern Europe and around the world.
  • 10. Conclusion
    • The world would be a very different place if Marx never existed. The whole world would be different because of the effects that communism had in the 20 th century, and beyond.