Revolutionary Marxism <ul><li>Karl  Marx </li></ul>
‘ Factors of Production’ LAND LABOUR CAPITAL
Class <ul><li>People are sorted into ‘classes’ by their relationship with these factors of production. </li></ul><ul><li>P...
Wealth is unevenly shared Proletariat Bourgeoisie   Aristocracy
Class Struggle 1 Phase 1 Bourgeois ‘capitalists’ challenge aristocracy as industry is revolutionised
Class Struggle 2 <ul><li>Phase 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Proletariat develop ‘political consciousness’ </li></ul><ul><li>and ove...
The Problem… There wasn’t Marxist revolution in those countries which had developed a large, more educated, working class*...
Stalinism <ul><li>Josef Stalin </li></ul>
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Marxism

  1. 2. Revolutionary Marxism <ul><li>Karl Marx </li></ul>
  2. 3. ‘ Factors of Production’ LAND LABOUR CAPITAL
  3. 4. Class <ul><li>People are sorted into ‘classes’ by their relationship with these factors of production. </li></ul><ul><li>Put crudely, the aristocracy own land, the bourgeosie own capital (are capitalists), and the proletariat sell their labour. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Wealth is unevenly shared Proletariat Bourgeoisie Aristocracy
  5. 6. Class Struggle 1 Phase 1 Bourgeois ‘capitalists’ challenge aristocracy as industry is revolutionised
  6. 7. Class Struggle 2 <ul><li>Phase 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Proletariat develop ‘political consciousness’ </li></ul><ul><li>and overthrow the bourgeoisie and share abundance . </li></ul>
  7. 8. The Problem… There wasn’t Marxist revolution in those countries which had developed a large, more educated, working class*. The ‘revolution’ (it was in fact more a coup d’etat) occurred in backward Russia. The Bolshevik Party could either wait for the anticipated World Revolution or… * Lenin reasoned that the acquisition of empires had forestalled this.
  8. 9. Stalinism <ul><li>Josef Stalin </li></ul>

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