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Propaganda. What is propaganda?. Means by which the government could promote or publicize the war Generally of a biased or misleading nature. What is propaganda?. Uses selective stories and partial facts Reinforces motivations

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Propaganda

Propaganda


What is propaganda

What is propaganda?

  • Means by which the government could promote or publicize the war

  • Generally of a biased or misleading nature


What is propaganda1

What is propaganda?

  • Uses selective stories and partial facts

  • Reinforces motivations

  • Propaganda ensured that the people only got to know what their governments wanted them to know

  • Governments would go to any lengths to attempt to blacken the enemies name

    • Demonized the enemy


Influence of propaganda

Influence of Propaganda

  • Posters were an important form of mass communication during WWI as there were no radios, television, etc.

  • Propaganda techniques included the use of slogans and catch phrases in order to get the viewers attention


Propaganda in the newspaper

Propaganda in the newspaper

  • Propaganda was not limited to posters

  • The government continued their censorship through the headlines that the newspapers were printing

  • Headlines were printed that were designed to stir up emotions whether they were accurate or not

  • Again, because this was before the time of the radio, newspapers had a massive influence as it was the main source of information concerning the war


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Propaganda in the newspaper

  • Photographs would be shown of young men registering to be drafted to the war

  • Photographs would be shown of deceased enemies

  • As the war progressed, fewer pictures of the battlefield were published and were replaced with pictures from parades and training regiments


Why is propaganda effective

Why is propaganda effective?

  • Reinforced fear

  • People wish to believe the best about themselves and their country

  • It is made to seem very professional

    • Many people don’t realize that they are being shielded from the truth


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