Nation and Revolution: Marx and Engels, 1845–1848

Roman Szporluk

in Communism and Nationalism

Published in print November 1993 | ISBN: 9780195051032
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854417 | DOI:
Nation and Revolution: Marx and Engels, 1845–1848

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The chapter focuses on the work of Marx and Engels from the years 1845 to 1848. It also raised other issues such as the role of the state in developing societies and the relation between the political sphere with that of the economy and culture. Marx and Engels continued to work on questions of nationality and its role in history and politics. Marx and Engels both thought that the German bourgeoisie fought for their own interest while exploiting the proletariat. The struggle between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat was most intense in England so that Marx thought that a “European war” would be a world war. The liberation of nations depended on the development of the proletarian against capitalism. Marx realized that social, political, national, and international issues and conflicts were all related to each other.

Keywords: Marx; Engels; political sphere; nationality; German bourgeoisie; proletariat; capitalism; European war

Chapter.  7966 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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