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1Societys mode of production is based upon the relationship between the superstructure and infrastructure of society The infrastructure or base is a combination of the force of production known as how the goods are produced and the relations of production or the social distribution of the means of production These are the two key elements of production in a society and the bourgeoisie and proletariat are both equally key to this combination in the base The bourgeoisie has the power of capitalism the force of production and the proletariat does the labor to make the product the relations of productions p 475 Marx and Engels state that all societies are class societies always have been and always will be This means that all societies have two main groups the oppressors and the oppressed Feudalism had the lords and the serfs in times of slavery the plantation owners exploited the slaves and even now with capitalism the bourgeoisie control the proletariat p 474 2As societies transform from one to another Marx and Engels emphasize the importance of revolution of such societal change especially to the capitalist society This revolution is one that as time goes the bourgeoisies goal is make money and become wealthier The more time that passes the more money he makes and then he can buy more machinery to make even more Soon new kinds of machinery are being bought and then the more proletariats are hired ppg 478-479 As a chain reaction a cause and effect phenomenon the proletarians become of over-whelming proportion to the bourgeoisie that a revolution the proletarians abolish the previous mode of appropriation to destroy all previous securities and insurances of individual property the only way of becoming the masters of production p 482 Therefore the fall of the bourgeoisie and the victory of the proletariat are inevitable because the bourgeoisie will force upon society conditions that further themselves unfit to be the ruling class and they will
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