How to compare marxism vs socialism? What are the similarities and what are the differences?
In general, Marxism is a system that describes a process by which a state arrives at socialism. Marxist beliefs maintain that a true communist state will arise after the overthrowal of the aristocracy, which will lead to a capitalist state.
This capitalist state will then be subsequently overthrown and replaced by a socialist regime, which will gradually develop into a fully communist nation. Socialism is usually defined as a state that provides almost every amenity and need for the people and is ruled by the people.
Citizens pay large taxes in order to support government run institutions such as healthcare, security, and housing. In a socialist state, private property still exists, but this is abolished with the rise of Communism.