Marx was the German founder of communism. He followed
view that all events come about as a result of the inevitable progress of
history, "progress" in that the state passes through different stages.
"A nation is assigned the accomplishment of one of these stages, it
flourishes for a while and then gives way to another. It then disappears
and another, superior State emerges."
With Engels, Marx brought out the Communistic Manifesto.
Marx' prescription was to increase the power of the State. In the process the bourgeois family will vanish along with its complement, capital. Specifically, in his Communist Manifesto Marx proposed:
The fundamental difference in the beliefs between socialism and Marxism is that Marxists believe that we are powerless to shape the course of history, whereas the Utopian belief is that it is within our power to make a perfect society.