Propagandas

What is Propaganda? "Probably every conflict is fought on at least two grounds: the battlefield and the minds of the people via propaganda. The “good guys” and the “bad guys” can often both be guilty of misleading their people with distortions, exaggerations, subjectivity, inaccuracy and even fabrications, in order to receive support and a sense of legitimacy."
We Can Do It
We Can Do It

Who did Propaganda?

there were many people who did Propaganda, some of them were radio stations, news papers, magazines, and even through television. The channels of communication can, of course, be used for propaganda.They can be used for “bad” propaganda and they can also be used for “good” propaganda. And they can be utilized for material that is not propaganda at all.

Sow the Seed of Victory
Sow the Seed of Victory

How was Propaganda Started? The nations that participated in WWI used propaganda to not only as a means to justify the involvement of their own country, but also to get men into joining the army, producing money, and to have enough resources to keep the military campaign going. The militarists were brainwashing people into joining or to keep people out of the war.

Yet while the use of posters proved initially successful in Britain the numbers required for active service at the Front were such as to ultimately require the introduction of conscription. Nevertheless recruitment posters remained in use for the duration of the war - as was indeed the case in most other countries including France, Germany and Italy.

However wartime posters were not solely used to recruit men to the military cause. Posters commonly urged wartime thrift, and were vocal in seeking funds from the general public via subscription to various war bond schemes (usually with great success).


Propaganda Now

the US government and domestic mass media mounted an unrelenting propaganda campaign to mobilize US and world support. For months on end, the mass media and government officials repeated in innumerable ways the message that "we are good and they are bad". "The U.S. news media covered the war in Iraq the same way they cover the Olympics—with red, white, and blue trappings, human interest stories, bombastic theme music, and an almost total focus on American accomplishments at the expense of any international context. Around the clock coverage gave the illusion of telling and showing everything and made us forget how little we actually knew. "While it may be tempting for Americans (especially American propagandists) to dismiss it as lies or treason, it appears no less true than US pro-war propaganda. The difference is that it focuses on presenting the consequences of American actions, rather than the purported atrocities of the Iraqi government. As such, it was vigorously attacked in the US, especially after American military forces attacked Iraq in March 2003.

I WANT YOU TO INVADE IRAQ
I WANT YOU TO INVADE IRAQ

Daddy how much did you make in the Iraq war?
Daddy how much did you make in the Iraq war?

Conclusion::

In conclusion, propaganda was used for various reasons to try and attract people into going to war against their "enemies". Some used different means of communications to get the propagandas into different places of the war zone or even just the homes of people who haven't decided to join or to just stay out of it.



Citations::

Information

"War, Propaganda and the Media — Global Issues." Global Issues : Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues That Affect Us All — Global Issues. Web. 23 Feb. 2011. http://www.globalissues.org/article/157/war-propaganda-and-the-media.

"First World War.com - Propaganda Posters." First World War.com - A Multimedia History of World War One. Web. 23 Feb. 2011. http://www.firstworldwar.com/posters/index.htm.

"What Is Propaganda?: War Propaganda." American Historical Association. Web. 24 Feb. 2011. http://www.historians.org/projects/giroundtable/Propaganda/Propaganda3.htm.
"Classroomtools.com - At War with Iraq: the Propaganda Battles." Bill Chapman's Classroomtools. Web. 24 Feb. 2011. http://www.classroomtools.com/iraq_war.htm.

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