Thursday, November 19, 2009

Karl Marx and Communism

Karl Marx was an German philosper that created the idea of Communism. He didnt agree with the conditions of the workers in Europe. He thought that the workers had more powers over the landlords and they should unite in a world revolution for Communism. Communism is when the goverment controls everything and the people have no control over the goverment, those who went against communism were treated harshly. He wanted communism to take over the world because he wanted everyone to be controlled by the goverment and everyone to have equal amount of money paid and equal work hours.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Karl Marx and the Industrial Revolution

Karl Marx was a communist. Karl Marx was a Jewish german man who converted to Christianity. Karl was born in Trier. His dad forced the family to become Christian so they could get a job. He was against the Industrial Revolution. He was upset at how much workers we treated and the thing that children were working in the factories. He wanted the people in the factories to be treated fairly and respected. After Karl Marx had died his ideas and thoughts were known as Marxism. So because of the Industrial Revolution, Marxism became very popular with nations like China and Russia. Still today we have some communist countries. For example China, Cuba, North Korea, Laos, and Vietnam are the only countries left that are communist.