"Then his brother’s talk of communism, to which he had not paid much attention at the time, now made him think. He considered a revolution in economic conditions nonsense; but he had always felt the injustice of his own abundance compared with the poverty of the peasants…"

A portrait of Karl Marx
Public DomainA portrait of Karl Marx
Despite communism being strongly advocated for by two Germans, it was in Russia that it took root very fast, leading to the revolution of 1917. Many intellectuals were excited by the ideas advanced by Karl Marx and his colleagues advocating communism.