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Communistic Society Karl Marx a 19th century philosopher is credited with establishing and developing the idea of a communist society in response to modern capitalism in the early 1800s Communism is the theoretical economic system characterized by the collective ownership of property and by the organization of labor for the common advantage of all its members Marx described human history as the attempt to control nature in order to improve the human condition The party was formed to support and promote the common interests of the proletariat Communists believed that private property was the root of class struggle Communists felt that ownership of property and the means of production allowed owners to be oppressive and to control employee wages product pricing and lives of the workers To eliminate this problem means of production should be government owned Communists Marx stated were to lead society into its new era Marx stated that following a revolution the proletariat would seize control of both the social and economic world The distinction between classes would be lessened and class struggle would cease to exist Government social structure and economic development were three important aspects of Communistic society Communists believed that the present should dominate the past contrary to previous modes of thinking under which the past dominated the present A persons social standing would not be affected by his ancestors as they were prior to Marxs time According to Marx under Communist Government the State or government was to play a more direct and involved role in society than it previously had Government was to control all private property and means of production thus eliminating the bourgeoisie class and permitting the proletariat to thrive In addition Communists planned for the abolishment of inheritance They believed this forced each individual to earn his own space in society and would deny him the ability to simply inherit it Following death an owners property machinery facilities would be sold with a
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