Unit 2 Paper: Propaganda During World War II

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During World War II, every nation used propaganda posters to encourage support and participation by its citizens. The Allies created many types of propaganda to encourage citizens to purchase war bonds, to join in the conservation efforts, and for women to fill the critical jobs on the home-front while the men were serving on the front lines. Allied propaganda also served the purpose of boosting public morale when it looked like the Axis might win the war. The most infamous propaganda of the World War II era was created by the Nazis, though. Their effective use of mass media to promote messages of nationalist fervor and racial bigotry was crucial because it helped them convince ordinary Germans to support their extremist policies. However, it is important to remember that Allied propaganda also demonized the enemy sometimes. For this assignment you will select TWO posters to compare and contrast. One poster MUST represent the Allied cause in WWII. The other MUST represent the Axis. In 3

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Translation: Support the assistance program for mothers and childrenAgain making us afraid the enemy will hurt our families.What message is the propaganda attempting to convey?Propaganda is defined as, ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one's cause or todamage an opposing cause (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)They both want to be able to keep their families safe no matter where they are in the world. So ifthey dont feel safe the message to them is to fight to keep their families safe.According to Wikipedia, Patriotism became the central theme of advertising throughout the war, aslarge scale campaigns were launched to sell war bonds, promote efficiency in factories, reduce uglyrumors, and maintain civilian morale.As you can see, both of these posters have things in common, both of them use fear for their familieswell-being.Who

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