Propaganda and the Military

analytical Essay
1108 words
1108 words

Propaganda and the Military

Though propaganda has never been a substitute for military strength, extensive resources, or skillful negotiation, it has often played an important role in wartime strategy.(Propaganda,1) Propaganda really influnced both sides of World War II. In this paper I will show why the Nazi party best benifited from the use of prapaganda. Adolf Hilter use it to turn people against jews, blacks and about every one else that was not German and he also use it to make people want to join Nazi army. Franklin Roosvelt or F.D.R also use the science of propaganda to turn people against Germany, Italy and Japan. Hitler had first become aware of propaganda and its uses before the First World War. During the war he saw the effect of British propaganda on the soldiers of the Centeral Powers. Later on after the war Hitler wrote a book called Mein Kampf ( My Struggle), he devoted two whole chapters to study and practice of propaganda. He once said, “The psyche of the masses,†he wrote. “is not receptive to anything that is weak. They are like a woman, whose psychic state determined less by abstract reason than by an emotional longing for a strong force will complement her nature. Likewise, the masses love a commander, and despise a petitioner.â€(Propaganda,12) After many speeches and papers he wrote on prapaganda he became a political power and became the leader of the party. By know Hitler was to busy to devote much time to propaganda. He knew that prapaganda required a full time expert. In Joseph Goebbels he found his man. Goebbels was to become one of history’s greastest political propagandists. Hitler met him in 1926 and loving his power of persuasion, made him th...

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... north and south americas friendlyness of Nazi Germany. Fellow ship was also put on by reading these listeners letters and answering their questions about the new Germany. The radio became the Nazis propaganda medium. Neither Italy nor the Soviet union, the other totalitarian countries, used it to such a degree on their less literate populations. The party knew it owed it success to the spoken rather than the written word was neatly summed up in directive by Goebbels to the german newspapers on how to write. The pages of the nazi newspapers showed the atmosphers of the mass meatings, smell of sweat, leather and blood lust they had at these rallies. As you can there is not one aspect of daily life in Germany that the party didn’t have propagandist view on. In clusion I belive that Nazi best benifited form this persawsive style in battle of Worl War II.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains how propaganda influnced both sides of world war ii. adolf hilter used it to turn people against jews, blacks and about every one else that was not german.
  • Analyzes how joseph goebbels became one of history's greastest political propagandists.
  • Analyzes how goebbel's film triumph of the will, a documentery about 1936 olympic games in berlin, gave nazi the power to push there propagandist views and foriegn countries.
  • Analyzes how the nazis liked propaganda posters and postage stamps.
  • Explains that goebbel made good use of the radio, stating that it would be the same as newspapers in the 19th century.
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