: With which you may have inadvertently answered another question - why it hasnt happened, why its isnt imminent, why when attempted its so easily usurped by power brokers and why the bastardised version they create collapses.
IMHO Marx, Engels, AND Lenin underestimated the land-grabbing, greedy tenacity of the peasant.
Capital, however, has been doing a splendid job of eradicating the peasant. The problems of the past will not be repeated in the future. The means of production---thanks to capital's immutable tendency towards concentration---is becoming more and more socialized (centralized) every day.
This makes the communist's task easier.