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Utopian Socialism

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Utopian Socialism
Origin
Plato
The Republic

360 BC
Thomas Moore
Utopia

1515
equality for everyone, but also governed by reason
Francis Bacon
New Atlantis
1627
lost generation living in harmony
Definition
Failed Utopian socialist societies
The French Revolution
bourgeoisie
Reign of Terror=failed
- socialism based on a belief that social ownership of the means of production can be achieved by voluntary and peaceful surrender of their holdings by propertied groups
Steps to Succeed
1.Rid of Struggle and Government
2.Promise the people a good outcome, so they agree with getting rid of the government
3.Persuade the people
Violence will most likely not work
4. The minority that disagree cannot be part of the society

Note: It only works for a small society.
New harmony
town in Indiana in 1800s
Robert Owen
failed because they were competing with capitalist societies which were more efficient
first seemed successful
Characteristics of Utopian Societies
Karl Marx
multiple socialist experiments in Scotland and United States
New Harmony
Communist Manifesto
-no government
-everyone is equal
- everyone has access to education, healthcare, employment, and
a safe environment
-simple life
early communist
Successful Utopian Experiments
New Lanark
1. Unite together
2. Overthrow class structure
3. Creates no government without class struggle
4. With no government, inequality or struggle life is harmonious in a perfect utopian society

by:
Nina Bonkat, Alisha Khambati, Austin Osagie, Varun
Kutirakulam, Aaron Kovanda and Brandon Gonzalez

reforms for education and factory
cotton manufacturing mill town
focused on improving strategy (New Harmony)
organization
Welsh businessman
Opponents
Economic Liberals
in favor of private ownership

market exchange is a moral right=
freedom and liberty
Philosophers
no individual diversity
hard to make completely equal society
The Shakers
one of the most successful
live by four tenets

founded in 1770 by Ann Lee
equal both spiritually and physically
The Mormons
founded in 1827 by Joseph Smith
strong sense of community
importance of family
prospering near Salt Lake City
Works Cited
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