China vs India | The State and the Society

During the 1850s Karl Marx summarized what became known as the Asiatic Mode of Production. A theory according to which Asian societies developed economically and politically around cliques of wealthy city rulers, exploiting a peasantry. This was an attempt by Marx to force his theory of historical materialism onto Asian history, by defining a replica of European feudalism. Of all the errors of Marxism this is one of the worst, and unfortunately persist in many circles to this day. In this video, YouTuber Kraut takes the examples of India and China to show how political development in many Asian countries occurred very differently from many of the theories that outdated European political theorists cooked up. China and India underwent two vastly separate political developments into statehood that resulted in two vastly separate social contracts and state structures.