Statue of Karl Marx – level 2

11-05-2018 07:00

Karl Marx grew up in Trier, Germany, and China gifted a big statue of him to the town. People unveiled the statue of Communism’s co-founder, and the statue’s sculptor said that the statue is a symbol of friendship between the two countries.

Protesters and supporters came to the town because of the statue. East Germans were under Communism for 55 years after World War Two ended. Critics said that China does not treat its people well.

Difficult words: Communism (a government where people own everything and each person gets money according to how he works and what he needs), co-founder (someone who helps start something), sculptor (a person who designs a three-dimensional piece of art).

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