Credited as one of the main founders of communism, Marx’s ideas are extremely influential throughout history. Huge nations have formed because of his ideas. The Cold War which involved every continent in the world was mainly a struggle of Marx’s ideas and people who disagreed with them.
Today, while there are not as many communist countries, his ideas are heavily borrowed in philosophy. People relate to his ideas of alienation because it discredits ideas of individual freedom. Alienation has helped people explain why some people do not have individual freedoms even though no one is directly in their face and controlling them.