Anti-Communist Propaganda in the 1950s Brianna Strausser And Juan Colorado
In the 1950s, Americans used fear to keep Americans from following communism. • This picture depicts what people believed America would look like under communism. • People believed America would be destroyed under communism.
Comic artists used testimonial propaganda by making famous comic book characters fight communism.
Artist drew pictures causing the fear of becoming part of a bandwagon. • These pictures made people fear becoming like other countries who support communism. • The picture shows Uncle Sam heading for the rocks, which leads to death.
Americans were told that communists were violent rapists. • Some people believed that if America lost to communism, Russia would take their women. • These comics were also used to scare Americans.
People would say things like communism will kill you. • They hoped the fear of dying would prevent it.
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