Most people were dissatisfied with the current German government for several reasons. One was that they had surrendered to the Allies when their leaders had been telling them that they were winning World War I. The other was that they felt that the terms of the surrender were excessively harsh. Because they did not know that they were losing when they heard the government was suing for peace, they expected the terms to be equal, not to be completely in favor of the Allies. They also felt that even with the war reparations the government should have been doing more to help them out and not to hyperinflate their currency.
Firstly, the Nazi’s used Germany’s defeat during the First World War (which began in the summer of 1914 and ended in November 1918) to their advantage. WWI claimed many lives and of course changed the lives of those in Germany forever. The years after the First World War were to see the rise to power of Adolf Hitler, the most notorious character of the twentieth century. Hitler offered to the Germans that one day he would Germany great again. Hitler also provided a scapegoat to the people of Germany, saying that the reason why Germany was in great debt and had such high unemployment was because of the Jewish people. This appealed to the German’s because it meant that they’d have an easy way out rather than taking the blame upon themselves. After Hitler was appointed as chancellor of Germany the basic democratic structure of the Germany was weakened then abolished. This then created a sense of fear the German population, and they were too scared to fight back. The lives of many millions of people across Europe would be devastated as a result of the beliefs, policies and actions of the Nazis led by Hitler.
With incompetent leadership and an unhappy nation, the German people began to realize that their country was in a vulnerable situation and began to look for stable alternatives to democracy. Hitler’s
World War I lead to a jump in warfare technology on both sides. For instance, we had these new machines called "aero planes" and some genius decided to mount it with a camera to take pics of enemy trenches, while some other geniuses on the other side decided to send up some more planes with guns to shoot down the camera planes. The first world war basically changed the way warfare was handled.
Nazi Propaganda in World War II deliberately used certain colors to subconsciously make more people follow their ideals and principles. Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Reichsminister of Propaganda, knew the power that color had on the formation of consent to influence minds. Goebbels recognized the science of what colors did to individuals subconsciousness and played on the will and emotions of the masses through his mind tricking usage of said hues. According to Daniel Broudy in the Communications Journal, The Propaganda of Patriotism and Color, different kinds of propaganda used hues of the red spectrum to predominate visual media that was designed to appeal and stir patriotic feelings. Goebbels and other Nazi propagandists utilized darker shades like
The whole program to rebuild Germany was based on the idea that Germany had been betrayed and that the only way for Germany to avenge itself upon its enemies and put an end to the conflict that had begun in 1914 was through military action. (Nelson) Through the bad state of the country, the Nazis were able to use propaganda that influenced the German people to believe that it was right to punish the groups who they believed were to blame for their
For one thing, in spite of the fact that German society was in many ways broad-minded and forward-thinking, German politics had never been either liberal or democratic like their French and British counterparts. Moreover, German society had become deeply damaged by defeat in the First World War, in addition to the imposition of a disastrous and embarrassing peace settlement in 1919 at Versailles. Compelled to shoulder full accountability for the outbreak of the Great War, Germany lost absolute control of its overseas colonies, and its armed forces were lessened to just a fraction of their former size. With the county now coming up against enormous amounts of humiliation and discontentment, German society as a whole endeavored to digest the painful defeat by searching frantically for
World War One posters were everywhere. Each one was used for a purpose, either for political reasons or to promote something, better known as propaganda. These posters could be biased or misleading, but not all were. “Pledge to Save the Food” and “Save the Wheat for our Soldiers” are two posters published by the United States Food Administration. Both made it clear, this was the right thing to do for our soldiers, to be patriotic.
During the war, many different techniques were used to persuade people to different things to help during the war. Many were about enlisting in the war and about the war efforts. During this time, many people were afraid of the war and how it was impacting the world. Both sides were involved in the spreading of propaganda, which in many cases are racist and mean. Both sides each had things similar and different about the ideas and messages that they portrayed in the propaganda.
Propaganda in general is the idea of getting others to believe in one’s own beliefs. Propaganda is the “attempt to influence behavior…by affecting through the use of mass media of communications, the manner in which a mass audience perceives and ascribes meaning to the material world.”1 Propaganda was a major part of Germany’s way to brain wash people into following Hitler and his army. The theme of Hitler and Goebbels, (Paul Joseph Goebbels, was appointed Hitler’s Reichspropagandaleiter, the Nazis national director of propaganda), using propaganda, “was to merge the traditional German patriotism with Nazi ideological motifs”2, this was basically used from1919 to 1945.
When President Wilson declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, the American people still needed convincing that his decision was the best course of action (World). This convincing was necessary due to the fact that many Americans remained isolationist and Wilson’s decision of war irked them (Belt). To convince and pacify the American people, Wilson created an agency that began to use propaganda supporting going to war on the side of Britain and France (Belt). The many methods of propaganda used by the government were highly effective and quickly won over the majority of the American population. This proved that propaganda had a highly motivational effect on Americans during World War I.
Disparity is the state of being unequal or different in some respect. This brings to inequality being lack of equality and also the distance toward the rich and poor. Poverty is when having very little or no money and very few or no material possessions. As for development is the act of improvement meaning gaining, expanding, or enlarging. Inequality and poverty can cause a country not to develop well, unless you have a good strategy. In this case I will show you a developed country (Spain) and a under developed county (Chad). I will do this by explaining four disparities of the same for both countries. Those disparities are total population, unemployment rate, and condom use.
There is no doubt that the Nazis committed unspeakable acts of horror during the Holocaust. Millions of Jews were murdered by people enthralled by the propaganda of Hitler and the Nazi Party. The main question however is how ordinary people were convinced to take part in horrible acts. Many explanations exist to answer this question. Author William Golding suggested that all humans have the capability to be Nazis. One can certainly believe this statement after acknowledging the horrific acts of the common German during the Holocaust. I agree that every human has the capability to commit unspeakable acts of horror under the right conditions.
Propaganda has been present for generations. Whether it’s in politics or if it’s just used for advertising, it has mostly been used to publicize a certain view, or ideology. It has also been used many different times in history, but perhaps most notably in times of war. During these times, countries involved will promote bias ideologies in order to seem superior from their opposition. This is perhaps more evident during WWII, when devices such as the radio and the telegraph made it easier to promote false ideas to the people. This was used to the benefit of both the allies and the axis powers, as they used multiple different propaganda techniques to influence public opinion toward their enemies and promote nationalism.