Politics in Communism

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What did Marx predict?
Marx predicted that capitalism would be overthrown by proletarian revolution, through the means of social revolution (which means - a new mode of production, leading to achieving full communism).
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Which countries would see the revolution, according to Marx?
These would occur in prominent capitalistic countries such as UK, France, Germany, Belgium
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On what conditions would these revolutions occur?
Subjective element would be supplied by a 'class-concious' proletariat, meaning revolution would occur when both conditions (subjective and objective) are 'ripe'.
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Why would there be a 'social revolution' ?
As class antagonisms intensified, the proletariat would recognize the fact of its own exploitation and become a revolutionary force, that would in effect lead or guide itself.
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What was the initial target for this revolution?
A bourgeois state. In this sense, the state is an instrument of oppression used by the economically dominant class.
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How will the transitionary 'socialist' stage of development last?
As long as class antagonisms existed.
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What is a 'Dictatorship of the proletariat?'
Marx used this term to show the transitionary phase between the collapse of capitalism and the establishment of full communism, characterized by the establishment of a proletarian state.
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What was the purpose of a proletarian state?
To safeguard the gains of the revolution by preventing counter-revolution carried out by the bourgeoisie
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What happened when class antagonisms faded away?
With the emergence of communism, the state would 'wither away', leading to a classless society and the state would lose its reason to exist.
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So what happens in the resulting communist society?
It will be stateless and classless, and allow a system of commodity production to give way to one geared to the satisfaction of human needs.
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