The United States government recognized that sooner or later America would be involved in the war, so for this reason, the government launched a massive poster propaganda campaign to convince the American public of the immediate danger presented by the Axis powers (Germany, Japan, and Italy). The campaign focused on persuading the public of the necessity of U.S. involvement, and the need for increased production. As the Allies (France, Britain, Russia and the United States) and the Axis powers prepared for war, it was necessary for both sides to motivate their population to support the war and to increase production (Oracle). Once the United States entered into the war, the poster propaganda campaign focused on emotional appeals for a wide variety of war related issues. Citizens were barraged with propaganda aimed at keeping morale high and encouraging participation on many levels.
World War I Propaganda Posters I believe that the World War I proved America to be the nation producing the highest amount of propaganda. World War I Propaganda Posters explains how propagandas played critical roles in the outcome of the war, during World War I. As indicated in World War I Propaganda Posters, through his use of propaganda President Wilson was able to draw American Support for the war. Propagandas were used by the British during WWI for multiple reasons. As much as I understand from the article, the propagandas were supposed to affect three different countries Germany, Great Britain, and the U.S.A.
Nations struggled to keep their people invested in the fight, and subliminal phrases and images became the key to sway citizens. Posters would highlight images of the ideal man, masculine and strong, subliminally instructing others to “do their duty” and protect their homeland. This was prior to the establishment of laws that could coerce citizens to serve in the armed forces, meaning that most countries had to rely strictly on volunteers. Encouraging as many men as possible to join was vital to many war efforts, and this consistent use of propaganda made those who refrained from enlisting feel inferior and cowardly. This resulted in many successfully drafting into the military forces (“Posters”).
Politically, the Conservatives learned to accept the welfare state which adapted from the 1942 Beveridge report. The NHS for example was highly favoured by the public and was clear abolishment of the policy would result in an outrage, so ever since its introduction in 1945 by the Attlee government both parties have agreed to keep the welfare state running in the UK. Also among the two parties there was a consensus that industries such as coal and transport needed levels of investment that only the government could provide. Both parties accepted that some nationalised industries, such as gas and electricity produced services that ought to be available to everyone wherever they lived which meant that there needed to be planned and managed interests of the community rather than run purely for the profit of shareholders. Indeed, it was the Conservative-dominated governments of the inter-war years that had begun this process by extending government control over, and investment in, the coal industry, civil aviation, telecommunications, and transport in London.
How is the growth of Sinn Fein, from fringe revolutionary organization to provisional government, best explained? The growth of Sinn Fein from a fringe revolutionary organization to a provision government can be put down to a multitude of factors, including tactics taken, its anti-war stance, its association with the Easter Rising and the poor policies of the British Government. These allowed the organization to play the rest of Great Britain and Ireland and ultimately raise national consciousness for themselves, and consequently becoming and provisional government. The tactics employed by the Sinn Fein movement was vital in their growth to becoming a provisional government. The act of tactical and dubious voting was an essential part of the tactics used by Sinn Fein to sustain growth into a substantial political group.
History-WWI Paige Nussey Do you agree with the view that Conscientious Objectors were treated fairly by the authorities during the First World War? There is no doubt that the governments use of the tribunals were only for good intentions and to aid the war effort. However things such as the Military Service Act ensured that as many men as possible were signed up for the war. Nevertheless there were many men who opposed this, as it not only provoked them but also went against their beliefs, these were called conscientious objectors. The tribunals ensured that these ‘Conjies’, as they were known, were dealt with in an appropriate manner and would make a dictation as to their punishment.
How did Nazism affect the people through propaganda? Propaganda: Nazi propaganda was essential during the period 1933-39 as it had a huge impact on the German population. Propaganda was used to reinforce the national community together and convey the message of acceptance towards his/her assigned role. Various propaganda images and campaigns were implemented to achieve this sense of national unity and equality regardless of social class and occupation. Through Hitler’s government, all sorts of communications were restricted; everything had to be approved by the authorities to conform to Nazi ideology.
Some synonyms for propaganda include falsehood, deceit, and brainwashing. The Nazis, as well as the Allied forces used propaganda to impel the emotions of citizens all over the world. The main focus of propaganda was to convince large numbers of people that their cause was righteous. Even though the propaganda in World War II was usually biased and distorted, many people believed it. The Nazis in Germany had the Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda; the Soviets had the Propaganda Committee of the Communist Party; the Ministry of Information was in Britain; and the Americans had the Office of War Information.
The democratic nature of Britain reassures the citizens in that their government are acting in the best interests of the people as well as wider society – inclusive of any international citizens, especially those belonging to bodies which Britain holds membership to such as the EU. However, Britain suffers here endless criticism due to increasing rates of immigration and the economic drawbacks that this issue causes; in order to maintain a status on the world stage, it is perhaps in the best interest of Britain to be accepting of foreign individuals which in the long run may help recover the economic deficit. However, Britain still holds a leading role on the world stage – the Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict which took place last week saw Britain exerting large levels of influence and power – maintaining its role on the world stage. William Hague’s involvement in the Summit alongside Angelina Jolie garnered interest from various members of the public as well as delegates from all over the globe. Such a topic is an important area of discussion as well as problem prevention – however, it appeared that Britain fell behind slightly as Hague was criticised for being too star-struck and not focusing on the ISIS
Though it wasn't the only key element in the maintenance of power, Nazi Government also used other factors including; fear and the success Hitler turning Germany socio-economy around. Joseph Goebbels' Propaganda Ministry controlled newspapers, radio and film in Germany. And their control was furthered extended into music, theatre, literature, art, architecture and sports when the Reich Chamber of Culture was established in his ministry. It was through his control of the media he was able to produce different mediums of propaganda and convey Nazi Ideology. These views included, anti-Semitism, anti-Communism and racial purity, while also enhancing Hitler's image (otherwise known as the fuehrer myth), and make the Volksgemeinschaft more appealing.