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MARXISM Karl Marx was a Jewish born German. He was: an atheist, socialist philosopher, economist, journalist, and a revolutionary. With help from Friedrich.

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1 MARXISM Karl Marx was a Jewish born German. He was: an atheist, socialist philosopher, economist, journalist, and a revolutionary. With help from Friedrich Engals he developed the social economic theory Marxism. Communist Manifesto Communist Manifesto

2 3 roots of Marxism 1) English political economy 2) French Socialism 3) German idealist philosophy But….

3 Basically it’s Anarchy Although anarchy is more chaotic (in theory) Marxism acts on the same fundamental principle. No Government!

4 3 Steps to Become a Marxist Society  Step #1) Revolt against your local capitalist government.  Step #2) Set your self up with no leadership/government, as a *socialist society.  Step #3) Make sure you get rid of the social class, and enjoy life. *Socialism-a society where everyone is equal and everyone shares in food and resources.

5 Although Marxism has never been successfully used in a society, it has influenced many politics and ideas.

6 Influences MARXISM COMMUNISM LENINISMSTALINISMTROTSKYISMMAOISM SOCIALISM CHRISTIAN SOCIALSIM DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM LIBERTARIAN SOCIALISM MARKET SOCIALISM

7 SocialistSocialist Leader in America Eugene V. Debs The most successful socialist American presidential candidate. In the 1912 election Debs received a “whopping” 3.4% of the votes. Still that is 913,664 votes, and the most ever for a Socialist candidate.

8 Marxism and its Media Influnce V for Vendetta “1984” “Animal Farm” The Gospel According to St. Matthew “The French New Wave” Elia Kazan and Arthur Miller ( The Crucible)

9 Discussion  Discuss Marxism in “A&P”.  Discuss Marxism reading of “That Evening Sun”.  How else did Marxism effect the modern era, and how is it still effecting our world today?

10 Shout-out (bibliography) (this site educated me big time) (this site educated me big time) cs/manifesto.html cs/manifesto.html Jorge/Andreas. Gracias Amigo, you taught me more about Marxism than anything else. Jorge/Andreas. Gracias Amigo, you taught me more about Marxism than anything else.


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