The Communist Manifesto is a political pamphlet written by German philsophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. First published in 1848 in London, the manifesto helped fuel the Spring of Nations revolutions of the same year.
The manifesto is an examination of historical and (then) contemporary class struggles, framing all of history as a series of class struggles between the haves and the have-nots. It also details how communism could be implemented in Western, economically-liberal societies by means of transitioning through socialism.
For good or for ill, the Communist Manifesto is one of the most important political documents of all time.
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