Swathi, Helena, Alec

Reasons for the Socialist Movement

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Socialist Reforms

  • communist or classless society
  • Higher wages for workers
  • emphasized harmony and cooperation
  • Workers wanted more rights and unemployment protection
  • Minimal standard of living that incorporated health care and education
  • Redistribution of wealth through taxes

Socialism vs. Communism

  • Socialism is a social and governmental system, based on equality and social and economic justice, that requires government intervention in economic affairs
  • The state owns and controls the means of production, distribution, and exchange.
  • Socialism is the first step toward communism
    • However, socialism differs from communism because it is based on democracy and ethical values and can allow for private ownership.

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