The Important Role Of Propaganda During World War I

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Kelly Noorloos
Tuesday, November 29
Mr. Khazah
Propaganda played a large role thorough World War One. It had a large impact on public opinion. The impact of propaganda demonstrates the important of learning about this time period.
Propaganda is biased or misleading information used to promote a political point of view.
Adolph Hitler commented that “[o]nly constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting an idea on the memory of the crowd.” (Adolf Hitler) Propaganda has had a large and important role since the 19th century. However, World War One (1914-1918) was when the idea of targeting enemies using direct and indirect propaganda became popular in Germany. In 1917 the United States government public information committee formed a group with
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It would cause the student to think more critically about the message that is being delivered and to fact check information before adopting a message as truth. A close study of the effect of propaganda might help them change their opinions and biases towards people. It would encourage them to consider their own rights and the different options they had to make a difference. The study would demonstrate how susceptible people are, and how easily influenced citizen are, to biased messaging. People have a tendency to believe the first new piece of information heard. In summary, propaganda was one of the largest weapons used in the war and students should study how it affected their lives with the benefit of a retrospective analysis.
Overall, propaganda is important because of the persuasive role it played on the war. The results of the war could have changes if citizens had thought critically about the message being delivered. The use of propaganda could have positively impacted or changed the course of the war by countering the Nazi’s message or had a more positive message been
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