Karl Heinrich Marx
By: Mari De La Cruz
Born May 5,1818
what was happening historically
- Revolution in France
- Revolution in Belgium
- Uprisings in Poland
- Uprisings of Lyons weavers in France
- The Hambach festivities
influence on karl
Religious and Political Views
Marx was raised by Jews who converted to Lutheranism for political reasons. Marx became an atheist who saw religion as a reflection of a flawed society.
Marx was the founder of communism. Politics to Marx was wrapped up in economics and social conditions.
China’s communist-capitalist hybrid economy and Cuba hold on to the Marxist ideal on a national level. The socialist governments of Europe and North America owe a large debt to his ideas. His ideas sparked revolutions across the world from the multi-national Revolution of 1848 to the Soviet takeover of Russia to Mao Zedong in China to Castro in Cuba and countless other, mostly failed, attempts at forcibly installing communism.