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COMMUNIST MANIFESTO

February 1848

Authors: 

Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

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The Communist Manifesto

 (originally 

Manifesto of the Communist Party

) is an 1848 political pamphlet by German

philosophersKarl

Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London (in German as Manifest

der

Kommunistischen

Partei

) just as the revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the Manifesto was later

recognised

as one of the world's most influential political manuscripts. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and then-present) and the problems of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms.

The Communist Manifesto 

summarises

Marx and Engels' theories about the nature of society and politics, that in their own words, "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles". It also briefly features their ideas for how the capitalist society of the time would eventually be replaced by socialism.

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COMMUNIST MANIFESTO

FIRST EDITION IN GERMAN

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SYNOPSIS

The Communist Manifesto is divided into a preamble and four sections, the last of these a short conclusion. The introduction begins by proclaiming "A

spectre

is haunting Europe—the

spectre

of communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this

spectre

". Pointing out that parties everywhere—including those in government and those in the opposition—have flung the "branding reproach of communism" at each other, the authors infer from this that the powers-that-be acknowledge communism to be a power in itself. Subsequently, the introduction exhorts Communists to openly publish their views and aims, to "meet this nursery tale of the

spectre

of communism with a manifesto of the party itself".

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WRITING

In spring 1847 Marx and Engels joined the League of the Just, who were quickly convinced by the duo's ideas of "critical communism". At its First Congress in 2–9 June, the League tasked Engels with drafting a "profession of faith", but such a document was later deemed inappropriate for an open, non-confrontational

organisation

. Engels nevertheless wrote the "Draft of the Communist Confession of Faith", detailing the League's

programme

. A few months later, in October, Engels arrived at the League's Paris branch to find that Moses Hess had written an inadequate manifesto for the group, now called the League of Communists. In Hess's absence, Engels severely

criticised

this manifesto, and convinced the rest of the League to entrust him with drafting a new one. This became the draft Principles of Communism, described as "less of a credo and more of an exam paper."

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PUBLICATION

In late February 1848, the Manifesto was anonymously published by the Workers' Educational Association (

Communistischer

Arbeiterbildungsverein

) at 

Bishopsgate

 in the City of London. Written in German, the 23-page pamphlet was titled Manifest

der

kommunistischen

Partei

 and had a dark-green cover. It was reprinted three times and

serialised

in the Deutsche Londoner

Zeitung

, a newspaper for German émigrés. On 4 March, one day after the

serialisation

in the 

Zeitung

 began, Marx was expelled by Belgian police. Two weeks later, around 20 March, a thousand copies of the Manifesto reached Paris, and from there to Germany in early April. In April–May the text was corrected for printing and punctuation mistakes; Marx and Engels would use this 30-page version as the basis for future editions of the Manifesto.

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SOVIET UNION STAMP COMMEMORATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MANIFESTO

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