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Communism is the sociopolitical ideal that aims to create a society based on common ownership of goods and property. Throughout human history, from the influence of religious mysteries in Plato's conception of society to the early modern vision of a utopia in Thomas Moore's Christian conception, the ideal of a society without social and economic divisions has been a powerful political idea. During the 20th century, Marxist communism was the most global and ambitious sociopolitical project that attempted to implement a real egalitarian society.

Across the globe, Marxist communist parties were highly disciplined and committed to the cause of creating an earthly brotherhood. Communist followers created saints and sacred texts. Karl Marx, the ideological founder, did not propound a religious doctrine, but he believed in remarkable ...

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