The raise of socialism at the beginnings of the 20th century was a…
The raise of socialism at the beginnings of the 20th century was a reaction to the capital excess.
I will give a brief explanation of the abuse to the working class by the capitalism
I will talk about socialism and its origins
“One of the first thinkers called a "socialist" was Robert Owen, an idealistic Welsh mill owner who in the 1820s created a number of short-lived "utopian" communities — basically, collectives — in Britain and the American Midwest. But socialism really took off in midcentury, spurred by the writings of German philosopher Karl Marx and the rise of labor unions.”
The Chartist Movement led to many riots that where answered with government repression, this led to class divisions and helped to the rise of Socialism.
Talk about workers conditions
Talk about the influence of chartist movement
“Eventually, only one of the Chartists' demands – for annual parliamentary elections – failed to become part of British law. At the time, Chartism may have been judged unsuccessful, but there is no doubt that the movement's campaign for electoral reform played an important role in the development of democracy in the UK.”
The trade union movement exposed the class differences between the capitalists and the workers and as a result, there was a great ideological upheaval in British society.
Explain briefly the trade union movement
“By the end of World War II, more than 12 million workers belonged to unions, and collective bargaining was commonplace in the industrial economy.2 The movement was impressively successful, more than tripling weekly earnings in manufacturing between 1945 and 1970.”
The main factor for the promotion of socialism in 20th century was the reaction to capital excess, the nonconformism of the workers and the socialist thinkers that knew that there was an inequality.