Primitive communism

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Primitive communism is a propertyless, stateless, classless, moneyless society based on common ownership before the advent of class society. Most of human history has been in the stage of primitive communism, before the rise of class society about 8,000 to 10,000 years ago. Even now there are a few primitive communist tribes surviving on the outskirts of capitalism in Asia, Africa and South America. The usual reason why Marxists insist on the evidence for primitive communism is not because they provide a model for the future - they had undesirable features such as poverty - but because they show that property is not an inevitable and eternal feature of human society.