Office of war information owi replaced the cpi of wwi

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Office of War Information (OWI)- replaced the CPI of WWI and it tried to manipulate both the press and entertainment media to get across its propaganda messages. Messages were more subtle, scientific, less heavy- handed, and not as controversial as the CPI Persuasion of women to take war time industrial jobs in the Kaiser shipyards
Rosie the Riveter- led some scholars to believe that wartime propaganda broke down traditional gender stereotypes, encouraged women to take jobs in previously male-dominated fields and thus contributed to the emergence of the feminist movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Army recruits who viewed the film were not really more highly motivated to hate or fight against the enemy but they did feel that they learned factual information about the causes of the war and they liked the film, viewing it not as an obvious attempt to propagandize, but as a historically accurate documentary. UN police action raised new issues and concerns in the study of persuasion and propaganda. Cold war was a different kind of war, a war of words in which our WWII ally, the Soviet Union was redefined as the enemy and blamed for virtually all evil in the world. This was a time of great scientific advances in propaganda with lots of research focused on the nature and processes of “brainwashing” a term coined at this time to explain how the communists got captured American servicemen in Korea to record “confessions” where they admitted to their “crimes” and denounced their own country. Nations have tried to exploit supposedly nonpolitical events like the Olympics for propaganda purposes and on how new technologies like the internet have complicated the ability of governments to control propaganda messages. Portrayal of “the bomb” as just another “everyday hazard” may have helped pacify the public while both the US and the Soviet Union built up the huge arsenals of nuclear weapons.

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