Proletarian revolution

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Painting of the Russian revolution of 1917, the first successful proletarian revolution

A proletarian revolution, also known as a socialist revolution, communist revolution, or workers' revolution, is a revolution in which the proletariat seizes state power from the bourgeoisie and begins the transition to communism. It socializes bourgeois property and allows for economic planning.[1]


  1. Friedrich Engels (1880). Socialism: Utopian and Scientific: 'Historical Materialism'. Progress Publishers. [MIA]