Soviet Union” By: Micheal Kort

1. What do Marx and Engels mean by the phrase, “A specter is haunting Europe – the specter of communism”?

2. Define the terms: Communism, Capitalism, Bourgeoisie, Proletariat
3. Explain Marx’s idea of dialectical materialism in your own words. Draw a diagram of this concept.
4. How did “surplus value” adversely affect the workers?
5. According to Marx, what is profit? How does it relate to the actions of the ruling class?
6. What is the difference between socialism and communism?
7. How does Marx use the study of history to describe the impending revolution?