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  1. 1. Karl Marx Beverly Gonzales Period 5 01-19-07
  2. 2. Who He Was <ul><li>Marx was a 19th-century political philosopher. </li></ul><ul><li>His ideas form the basis of Communism. </li></ul><ul><li>He co-founded the political and economic principles known as Marxism. </li></ul><ul><li>He was a revolutionary who predicted a downfall of capitalism. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Early Life <ul><li>Marx was born on May 5, 1818 in Trier, Germany. </li></ul><ul><li>His parents home-schooled him until he was 13. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Later Life <ul><li>Marx met Frederich Engels in Paris in 1943, and together they developed many of the Marxist ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>On March 14, 1883 in London, England, Karl Marx died of bronchitis and lung problems. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Marxism? <ul><li>Marxism is a general name given to Marx's ideas of government, history, and economics. </li></ul><ul><li>Marx began to form the ideas of Marxism when he was studying in the Trier Gymnasium. </li></ul><ul><li>He developed it along with Friedrich Engels, another German political and social thinker. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>In Marxism, the worker, farmer, or laborer is just as important as a doctor or scientist, and there should be no social classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Factories, farm equipment, and other means of production are owned by the government, or all the people combined. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Most Signifigant Work <ul><li>Marx wrote or co-wrote several important books. </li></ul><ul><li>His most signifigant work is The Communist Manifesto, which he co-wrote with Engels. </li></ul><ul><li>The Communist Manifesto clearly outlines the concepts and advantages of Communism over Capitalism. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Marxism and Communism <ul><li>People who follow Marx's ideas are sometimes known as Marxists. </li></ul><ul><li>All communist countries follow Marxism or Marxism-like principles. </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Historical Impact <ul><li>Many countries all around the world have been affected at one point by Marxist ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>The Soviet Union was formed by a Marxist group. </li></ul><ul><li>Cuba and North Korea's political systems were based on Marxist ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Marxists have been responsible for both violent terrorist attacks and social progress. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Impact Today <ul><li>Many modern revolutionaries call themselves Marxists but distort and ignore Marx's principles of economics and government. </li></ul><ul><li>In Southeast Asia and Latin America, Marxist guerrillas terrorize citizens and threaten war. </li></ul><ul><li>In Colombia, armed revolutionary forces have control over large areas. </li></ul><ul><li>The activities of the former Soviet Union have caused many long lasting effects in Eastern Europe and around the world. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>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. </li></ul>