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The Communist Manifesto
|The Communist Manifesto|
The first version of the book, written in German
|Author||Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels|
|Language||Originally German, translated to many others|
|Subject(s)||Politics, philosophy, sociology|
|Release date||21 February 1848|
The Manifesto of the Communist Party (German: Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei), more commonly known as The Communist Manifesto, is a short book. It was written by the German Marxist political theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1848. The book was originally written in the German language. Since it was first published, it became one of the world's most influential and controversial political manuscripts, and has been translated into many languages. The book is about analyzing approaches to class struggles (from both the past and present), and problems with capitalism.
The book does not talk about or predict how communism would be in the future. It is a mixture of both Marx and Engels' theories and opinions on society and politics. It also has their written ideas of how the capitalist society of their time would be replaced by socialism, and after that, communism. Especally by the abolition of private property and child labour and by strong progressive income tax and free education for all.