Karl Marx influenced the Russian Revolution by publishing his book, "The Communist Manifesto" on February 21, 1848 calling for a revolution from the working class people of the world in order to tear down capitalism. The... More »

Auguste Comte is best known for coining the term "sociology." Comte was born in France shortly after the French Revolution. In response to the social upheaval and alienation of the period, he devoted himself to the study... More »

Although Karl Marx died long before the Russian Revolution actually took place, he is credited with having the radical political views that eventually led to the revolution. Mark was an extremely influential writer in th... More »

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Karl Marx believed that history unfolded in distinct phases, the last of which would see the overthrow of capitalism by the world's working classes. After this revolution, history would enter a Utopian phase of economic,... More »

Karl Marx was a philosopher who believed that capitalism was flawed and that socialist economic approaches would yield better results. His work influenced a wide range of later economists and philosophers. The merit of h... More »

According to Marquette University, the Russian Revolution of 1917 resulted in the end of the tsar and aristocracy along with the beginning of communism. After a series of foreign wars and taxes on the Russian population,... More »

The causes of the 1917 Russian Revolution were the long-term effects of poverty, industrial revolution, ineffective rule and growing political unrest. As a result, World War I became the catalyst that sparked the revolt. More »

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