Hitler 's Impact On The World War II

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Tremendous crowds of men, women and children cheer and wave at the sight of a small plane landing. Beautiful buildings are seen from above along with a congregation of German soldiers. All of these positive images are in support of Adolf Hitler arriving in Germany in the 1935 film Triumph des Willens. This was only one of the millions of sources of propaganda that the United States was going up against in joining World War II six years later. The Nazi party was in power, Europe was in a state of distress, and soon the whole world would be involved in a war that would devastate mankind for generations to come. The Second World War consisted of the Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, and Japan; and the Allied Powers: France, Britain, and Russia. America would join the Allies on December 7, 1941 after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Not only was this war fought among the many soldiers that gave their lives for their country; there was a subtle fight among the government controlled moviemakers and poster designers. These men and women played an important role in portraying their enemies and the war in a way that would stick in their fellow citizens’ heads to bring some type of unity for the nation. These psychological soldiers promoted patriotism through propaganda to sway the people of their country. Propaganda is defined as, “ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one 's cause or to damage an opposing cause.” All of the participants in the war used it. Despite

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