Pros And Cons Of War Propaganda

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Propaganda is information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. Propaganda is especially involved with commercial advertising, wars and politics. In America, we have a democracy, no one ruler is in charge, the people are in charge. A government cannot be controlled by one person, it needs to be controlled by everyone. Therefore, propaganda needs to be abolished, taken out of our society, so we can function as one again. Propaganda is used in societies to persuade citizens state of minds, can be seen throughout history, and has many different forms, therefore, propaganda can influence how citizens trust the government.

Propaganda can be seen all throughout the world. Propaganda is extensively rampant in politics and wars. Many events have occurred in the last 20 years that have tested how much American citizens trust the government, and the numbers have only decreased. “Fewer than three-in-ten Americans have expressed trust in the federal government in every major national
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One of the first known uses of war propaganda was by Alexander the Great. After retreating in a battle, Alexander the Great realized that showing his weaknesses would allow his opponents to win. He overcame this problem by using propaganda to scare the enemy army. Alexander came up with an idea to make oversized armor and helmets. Alexander intended that the opposing army would be scared of the mass size of his soldiers, and not scare his army because the oversized armor made Alexander’s army look like giants. Another war that propaganda was immensely involved in was World War II. “During World War II, Propaganda was a driving force that kept the battles heated and each nation’s population united for a common cause.” During World War II, Germany was for Hitler, and America was for anyone but Germany and their allies
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