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Originally posted by Odium
There's a School of Thought, that suggests Marx himself was not "For the Workers" but rather for the "Upper Class". If you read Marx and Engels works, much of it is rather complex - it itself would be very hard for poor people to understand, especially back then.
Originally posted by Nygdan
Here's the problem, marx saw communism as a way for industrialized societies to advance to the 'next stage'. He was a German, who wrote it in England, and intended it for places like France. The revolution took root in Russia and China, which were relatively backwards agricultural societies.
I don't see how anyone can have predicted that and pre-determined it. If they could, then it'd be their 'big plan', not a small scale 'field test' of their big plan.