Top 5 Points of the Marx’s Communist Manifesto

Various communist revolutionaries such as Che Guevara, Fidel Castro and so forth have helped usher in communism in most countries of the world. Russia has had several communist and socialist rulers and each of these rulers and revolutionaries have drawn their inspiration and standards from the Karl Marx’s communist principles and manifesto. The 19th century socialist Karl Marx lived most of his lives in exile, primarily in the UK and France. However, in 1848, he formulated the Communist Manifesto that has gained widespread usage over the years.

The Marx’s Communist Manifesto comprises ten points and standards upon which a socialist state should be run. These points however, encourages the use of revolution to overthrow a capitalist government, a communist authoritarian government taking over the state which have been purged of capitalism, the confiscation of goods and properties owned by non-communists, rebels and immigrants and a total dominance of the system by the communist government.

These principles outline the Marx’s idea of a utopian system. Of course, some communist states adopt some of these principles but no state is ever completely communist. However, some states are more communist than others. The top five points in the Marx’s communist manifesto, which appear to be some of the most important points, are provided below.

The first point stresses on the state taking over the landed properties and using the rents from the properties to cater for state expenses. The second point encouraged the state to levy a high and progressive income tax on each individual in the state. Thirdly, the manifesto stresses on the abolition of the inheritance rights and then next, the manifesto stresses the expropriation of the emigrants and rebels properties and using the properties for the purpose of the state. The fifth principle stipulates the centralization of credits in the hands of the state. It encourages the development of a state owned central bank and a banking system that revolves round the state. Thus, this principles encourage monopolistic system in which only the state dominates the transport, banking system, industry, agriculture, education, and so forth and therefore distributes wealth evenly among the masses.