Cold War Propaganda. Introduction. Reached its heights in the 1950s and 1960s Significant attempts to demonise Communism whilst extolling virtues of capitalism and democracy. Pro-American values were promoted in film, television, music, literature and art.
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Cold War Propaganda
Make Mine Freedom - 1948
A Cold War cartoon aimed at American workers with the objective of convincing them of their good fortune.
First made in the 1950s as an instructional film for the armed forces but was later released on television.
Red Nightmare makes the outlandish claim that entire US cities had been reconstructed in Soviet territory, in order to train communist spies and infiltrators in methods of bringing down American government and society.
In the comic book This Godless Communism an American family finds the US has been taken over by communists, virtually overnight, and renamed the ‘United Soviet States of America’. As they attempt to find help, they find all their rights and freedoms have been abolished; father is relocated to a distant lumber mill, mother to an urban factory and the children to state-run schools and nurseries.