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Stalin's Propaganda Essay

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Stalin used propaganda during his rise to power and throughout his reign in power. Propaganda is information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, or nation. It is solely used in hopes to achieve a more positive and willing working class, through posters, information and street speeches, Stalin eventually and skillfully over his people. Josef Stalin used propaganda as a tool to brainwash the Russian people to think he was a man of character, integrity and power. People of different ages/ranges of age were manipulated by Stalin’s propaganda every day of their lives. Anywhere anyone went; it was inevitable that there would be a picture or news about Stalin around them. A lot…show more content…
He was given many titles, such as “Father of Nations”, “Coryphaeus of Science”, “Brilliant Genius of Humanity”, “Great Architect of Communism”, and ‘Gardener of Human Happiness”. Stalin’s name was even included in the Russian National Anthem. (Kral) All of these aspects led to complete control of the public and the clouding of their judgment. The public was brainwashed by Stalin’s manipulative powers every day of their lives. Adults were told about the significance of Stalin, and they passed this knowledge onto their children. This is also known as word of mouth; parents taught their children that Stalin was the wisest man of the age; teachers told their students that Stalin was the wisest man of the age, and the news told their listeners that Stalin was the wisest man of the age. Stalin used 7 main ways to spread his advertisements: posters, art, literature, film, news, education, and youth groups. (Kral) Adults absorbed most of this propaganda, since it was in the news, on posters in the streets and in films, Stalin did not have to focus too much on the older generations. However, he did focus on the youth and children of the era, because they were the next generation of businessmen and military men. In the youth groups the children were instructed to follow
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