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How is propaganda used in war? • War propaganda is commonly used in hopes that the country as a whole will feel the way the country wants them to feel. Making the country have a more united bond. • It can be used when trying to gain support from the country, or trying to sway the people by using bias in their posters, usually against the opposing country. How is propaganda used in politics? • Politicians use propaganda to gain support from the public and/or sway others to lean towards their side or cause as opposed to another politician’s ideas or views, usually by campaign ads, articles, or speeches. • The majority of the time they include bias and also tell how the opposing politician’s points, are “less effective” than their own. What to look for in propaganda? • Color-What colors are used, and what do the colors represent? • Text-Are any words emphasized, and why do you think they stand out? • Style-Are there graphics used, and how is the text used? • Format-What is the point of the placement of effects used in the propaganda piece? • Connotate-Interpret what the piece is trying to get viewers to feel. • The propaganda is in black and white, no bias colors used. • On the mountain there are the words “Liberators of America”. • The “by United States Savings Bonds and Stamps” is in all caps, making that the selling point of the piece. • The faces on the mountain are the first thing that captures the attention of the viewer and then the words carved on them. Then when looking at the top, there is a “problem or issue” and right below is the suggestive solution. • There are on lookers viewing the mountain, just as people go to view Mt. Rushmore, which has the past leaders of our country carved into them, suggesting that if you don’t buy savings bonds and stamps, Hitler and Japanese will become the leaders of America. •Propaganda is in black and white. •All the words are capitalized, emphasizing they are important. •A graphic is used, and the problem is again seen at top, and below the proposed “solution” to keeping your homes insured against Hitler. •The first thing a viewer will see is the picture of Hitler, you can tell by the infamous mustache and swastika on the hat. •The propaganda is suggesting that if you don’t want Hitler to take over America and destroy your homes, you need to buy savings bonds and stamps. •Red and blue are used, which are representative to the Republican and Democratic parties. •An excerpt from one of Palin’s speeches in 2008 about the educational progress being made in Afghanistan. Questions about Palin in office are also located in the piece of propaganda. •Rhetorical questions are used to get the viewer to think more about the subject at hand and what it is trying to say. •A picture of Palin at center, with the excerpt from her speech next her, and the questions located around herself and the speech excerpt. •The propaganda is used to show that Palin believes Afghanistan is a neighboring country to the United States, when in reality, it is in a completely different continent, and the question is, is she ready for office? •The propaganda is in black and white. •There is the text that says CAGES COST MONEY! Buy More U.S Savings Bonds and Stamps! •The text “CAGES COST MONEY!” is all capitalized so it signifies importance. •There is a picture of a large “animal?” in a cage with a swastika on it being pulled by an American bird. •The propaganda is suggesting that in order to win WWI and beat Germany and it’s allies, the U.S need to help by buying savings bonds and stamps. WWI WWI WWII WWII Iraq Iraq Why is it important? • Propaganda is important in trying to persuade or change a person to think or feel a certain way about a certain subject, it can also sound a bit unnecessary, and similar to brainwashing. However while sometimes it can be repetitive and harsh, it requires the viewer or audience to become open and aware of the subject at hand in a way they weren’t before.
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