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Socialism is a left wing political movement whitch according to Karl Marx is one of the many stages towards stateless communism

Socialism in many contries is seen as acceptable whereas communism is not.Many followers of socialism are workers or unionists as this is what it stands for.

Many communists and marxists refer to there beliefs or virtues as socialist because socialism is one of many stages towards stateless communism.