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IMPACT OF SOCIALISM ON 19TH CENTURY WORKING CLASS

Socialism is deeply connected with the Industrial Revolution of 18th century that resulted in emergence of a working class that had little or no rights and was ruthlessly exploited by the capital*****t bourgeois. Everything was suddenly under the control ***** ***** rich business class that could afford to treat poor classes in the way it deemed fit. "The Industrial ***** had many profound effects on European civilization. It rendered much of the old aristocracy irrelevant, boosted the bourgeoisie to economic ***** political power, and drafted much of the old peasant class into its factories. The result was naturally a shift in attitude toward wealth." (Paul Brians, 1998, reference 3) While it is true that because of Industrial revolution ***** many poor people were able to find better-paid jobs but we must pay attention to how ********** works in order ***** underst***** just why a large section ***** poor workers never found any change in their living standard. In fact most of them encountered poorer working conditions and even worse living standard when they left their villages for cities and factories. Positive economic changes create jobs in ***** region but ***** the ***** look*****g for work exceed the number of jobs avail*****, those very economic changes fail to bring about a major social transformation. Th***** is exactly what happened in the Victorian age when ********** was at its peak, leading to a rapid increase in the ***** of urban poor.

***** phenomenon gave rise ***** *****ism, a movement that focused on equal rights for all and believed that ownership of capital and land must rest with the state and not private individuals. Thus socialism reflected the sentiments of the ***** poor who had been suffering at ***** h*****s of *****ist forces. early socialists *****re treated like radicals but gradu*****y their theories and ideas gained prominence so ***** so that it became as big a force as capitalism. Socialism basically voiced the feelings ***** workers and *****refore working class stood to benefit the most from this movement. Worker ***** working class were at the core of all socialist ideals and early socialism was based ***** the idea that "The worker is related to ***** product of his labor as to an alien object. For on his premise it is clear ***** the more ***** worker spends himself, the more powerful ***** alien objective world becomes which he creates over-against himself, the poorer he himself—his inner ********** becomes, the less belongs to him as his own. ***** is ***** same as in religion. The more man puts ***** God, the less he retains in **********. The worker ***** ***** life into the object; but now his life no longer belongs to him but the object." (Taken from Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844)

Socialism targeted the class system that had emerged out of industrial revolution and it believed in the development of a cl*****ss***** society. In the 19th century, when ********** had taken *****s *****ll

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