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Week 4 -- Waterstram

Week 4 -- Waterstram - – Make a soldier seem god-like –...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 10/6/09 War of the Words A Brief Look at the Propaganda of WW II Images from Carcino.gen.nz and Superpunch blogs, respectively
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10/6/09 Propaganda A means of influencing large groups. Acquired a negative connotation following the widespread use globally during the World Wars (U.S. Dept of Defense, http://www.au.af.mil/info-ops/influence.htm#propaganda) Uses themes and archetypes (rastko.org) Highly subjective; goal-driven (Dept of Defense, http://www.au.af.mil/info-ops/influence.htm#propaganda) Uses misleading arguments, half-truths, outright lies to achieve communication goals Used for psychological warfare (JUSPAO documentation, www.vietnam.ttu.edu)
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10/6/09 The Purpose of Propaganda Affect morale Both positively and negatively, civilian and military What impact does increased or decreased morale have on…? Raise patriotic enthusiasm for conflict Spanish-American War, the USS Maine What are some modern efforts to raise patriotic enthusiasm? Recruitment
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Unformatted text preview: – Make a soldier seem god-like – Long anthropological history of soldiers seeking immortality, dying in battle, etc • Affect behavior change – Inform the public of necessary behaviors: 10/6/09 Forms of Propaganda • Propaganda can take many forms, but the most common are: – Pamphlets, leaflets, posters – Parades, architecture, and displays of power – “Scientific” papers – Mass media outlets: radio, television, periodicals – Revisionism 10/6/09 Japanese Propaganda • www.2bangkokcom 10/6/09 Japanese Propaganda Airminded.org and english.peopledaily.com.cn 10/6/09 German Propaganda Kcl.ac.uk 10/6/09 German Propoganda Schutzstaffel propaganda: Ssrelics.net and militaryissue.com 10/6/09 Russian Propaganda Greyfalcon.us 10/6/09 U.S. Propaganda hoosierpundit.blogspot.com and www3.eou.edu 10/6/09 U.S. Propaganda Northwestern.edu 10/6/09 Summary • What is propaganda? • What is the purpose of propaganda? • What are some forms of propaganda?...
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