If human scientific advancement never progressed past the 1890s, would communism ever have occurred ?
- Walter BLv 72 months ago
-- Scientific advancement has nothing to do with an economic system that was already written about By Karl Marx and Engels and expanded upon by Lenin.
-- Communism, as an economic system has never been tried at a national level, only in small tribal settings. Communism cannot exist because people are too greedy, selfish and self-centred to allow it to exist.
- ZirpLv 72 months ago
Communism already happened on a small scale among our ancestors before agriculture was invented
Communism - work according to ability, receive according to need - has never been tried on a scale exceeding a few thousand participants
- Anonymous2 months ago
Yes, because the industrial revolution that led to the worldwide labor movement had already taken place by then. That worldwide labor movement is what Karl Marx' book The Communist Manifesto published in 1848 reflects the ideals of. That same worldwide labor movement is also what led to various legal reforms that Labor Day in the US commemorates happening over the course of the mid- to late 1800s— all before 1890 and most specifically the advent of the 8-hour workday in 1866. It's only because Russia industrialized relatively late, decades after the US and other European powers, that the labor movement in Russia was delayed until the early part of the 20th century, that labor movement in Russia first being known as the Bolshevik Labor Movement and then as the Bolshevik Revolution and being what led to the overthrow of imperialist Russia and the rise of the USSR, the first country to have ever installed a national communist government and national communist economy as its government and economy.
What's more, communism was quite common throughout the US in the 1800s, but it was always localized communism. There were over 100 cities in the US that operated on communist economies, examples including New Harmony, Indiana and Nauvoo, Illinois, which at the time was even larger than Chicago. In order to move to these cities and enjoy the security they offered, one had to surrender all private ownership, thus all work, all work product, and all property was shared, which isn't to say you and your family wouldn't have a private residence but that everything belonged to the community or commune and that if asked to change residence, for example, you would be required to.
You see, Karl Marx didn't invent communism when he wrote The Communist Manifesto in 1848 but instead wrote a real-world reflection of it based on working models of communism that were going on throughout the world that he had observed, which actually began with agrarian economies, most especially in the US or what would become the US as early as the first pilgrims, but were becoming increasingly popular with industrialization. Marx even highlighted that communisim had never been done on a grand scale and speculated and even foresaw that if done on a grand scale it would be extremely susceptible to corruption, which is what actually has proven to be communism's Achilles' heel, every national communist government that has come down being brought down by such corruption that they had long since departed from being truly communist, foremost among these being the USSR.
- Anonymous2 months ago
How many rocket launches to space happened in 1890? And those jet planes, oh my