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After 1848: Marx and Engels Face the Nation

Roman Szporluk

in Communism and Nationalism

Published in print November 1993 | ISBN: 9780195051032
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854417 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195051032.003.0011
After 1848: Marx and Engels Face the Nation

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The chapter discusses the developments and trends that Marx and Engels did not predict would happen in their original assessment of the direction of the historical process. They tried to reconstitute a program in light of these. These played a crucial role in the history of socialism. Marxism was the most powerful and influential socialist theory among the working class. It was equated with socialism and communism. Marxism became an intellectual and political force in Central Europe. Marx and Engels also witnessed the parallel rise of nationalism. They formed a negative view on the nation and nationalism. They have undisguised contempt for the village as they equated it with barbarism. They were insensitive to the many aspects of the 19th-century world, such as ethnic awareness, that the Marxist theory of nation is a nation that did not require any theory.

Keywords: Marx; Engels; socialism; Marxism; Central Europe; nationalism; nation

Chapter.  10324 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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