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Annotation #6 3/23/09 In an effort to popularize the war effort and gain the support of Americans, both soldiers and civilians alike, propaganda was widely distributed concerning World War II and America’s reasons for fighting. “Why We Fight” was commonly used to excite soldiers in training and glorify the war effort while reminding everyone why we were fighting. The movie depicted a simple war between good and evil. We, the good guys had to do anything it took to save ourselves and our way of life from the blood hungry tyrants that were hell-bent on taking over our country and putting us into slavery. The movie used lines such as “it’s us or them” and “one must die, one must live” to scare American’s into believing that there was no questioning the war, we simply had to fight and we absolutely had to win. The movie portrayed our enemies as being purely militaristic while taking away their individuality, making American’s less wary about killing them. “Why We Fight” glorified war and made sure to stay far away from the
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