Usage of Propaganda in Totalitarian Governments versus Democratic Governments

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Propaganda is everywhere any human looks. It is the base of almost every government. But, seeing as how other governments are worse than the American government, it’s worse in other areas of the world. The role of propaganda in a totalitarian government is very important, especially when compared to a democratic type of government, mostly because democracies don’t usually want to control every aspect of life. Information or ideas that are spread by an organized group or government to influence people's opinions, especially by not giving all the facts or by secretly emphasizing only one way of looking at the facts is what propaganda is (“Cambridge Dictionaries”). So basically, it’s the government making people believe in what they want…show more content…
14). The Nazis hid their people from the truth. Hitler told his men to just not tell the German people the truth at all. He just wanted them to know what they needed to know and leave out all of the rest. Democratic countries, however, are completely opposite. Democratic countries must present at least some of the truth in their propaganda. Any free person will eventually discover the truth, so democratic countries don’t really think too much of their propaganda. When propaganda has been uncovered, and the people discover that it is distorted or full of lies, it becomes ineffective (“Democratic vs. Enemy Propaganda” para. 5). The people completely understood democracy. The people used to act together, almost as if they were like an assembly line. The people used to be in charge of the legitimate authority, and political power. Nowadays, the only thing the people control is limited. They have the right to pick and choose who is of the political authority. Then, that political authority is given to by a person who the people who have elected to lead their country (“Democracy” para.1). However, people have the right to know all of the truth of any situation, so democratic propaganda has to abide by that rule, no matter how ugly the truth may be. The truth is not only in the rules of democracy, but is also a slap of reality for a policy that is

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