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Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose except their chains. They have a world to win. Working men of all countries, unite!

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The Communist Manifesto changed the face of the twentieth century beyond recognition, inspiring millions to revolution, forming the basis of political systems that still dominate countless lives and continuing to ignite violent debate about class and capitalism today.

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Born in Westphalia in 1820, Friedrich Engels was the son of a textile manufacturer. After military training in Berlin and already a convert to communism, Engels went to Manchester in 1842 to represent the family firm. A relationship with a mill-hand, Mary Bums, and friendship with local Owenites and Chartists helped to inspire his famous early work, The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844. Collaboration with Marx began in 1844 and in 1847 he composed the first drafts of the Manifesto. After playing an active part in the German revolutions, Engels returned to work in Manchester until 1870, when he moved to London. He not only helped Marx financially, but reinforced their shared position through his own expositions of the new theory. After Marx’s death, he prepared the unfinished volumes of Capital for publication. He died in London in 1895.

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Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Penguin Books
Engels, Friedrich
Marx, Karl
Jones, Gareth Stedman
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Communism & Socialism
Politics-Leftist Studies
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