The six Stages of Governments
by Tobin Miller
1. Primitive Communism
Karl Marx put together a timeline of stages of the government. The first stage was Primitive Communism. This stage was broken up into two different classes. The hunters, and the gatherers. Usually, the oldest or best hunter was the "leader". Private property, agriculture, and domestication of animals are what caused the fall of Primitive Communism.
2. Slave Society
This stage was also broken up into two classes, the master and slave. The way this society was set up was that you had to keep conquering other empires to get more slaves. This was because only the person that you captured was a slave, not their children. This, and large empires are what caused the fall of this stage.
This stage needed loyalty to keep it going. It had many classes with one leader or king who made all of the decisions. Once you were born to a certain class, it was very hard to move up or down. What eventually caused the fall of this stage was the increase of goods. This caused a new class called merchants, who did not fit in.
Socialism is a theory that Karl Marx came up with, and has not happened yet. It is where everything is common property, and production is run by the workers. This will be the first step of communism, and if it works all leftover scraps of capitalism will be discarded.
This stage is also a Karl Marx theory, and has not yet happened. It is where there is no poverty, government, laws, or nations. Everything is assigned and everyone has a job and everything that they could possibly need. In theory, this is the perfect society.