expresses the relation of men to the objects and forces of nature which they make use of for the production of material
values. Another aspect of the mode of production, is the relation of men to each other in the process of production, men’s
relations of production. Men carry on a struggle against nature and utilize nature for the production of material values not in
isolation from each other, not as separate individuals, but in common, in groups, in societies. Production, therefore, is at all
times and under all conditions social production.
Here is a rough picture of the development of productive forces from ancient times to our day. The transition from crude