Propaganda & Authority

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  • Propaganda & Authority
    • Suitable
      • Totalitarian regime which typically use propaganda
      • Continulation of 1920's propaganda
      • Indoctrination seen as a positive
      • Freedom of speech sacrificed for the good of society
      • Centralised, one party state can control it well
        • Monopoly on information used effectivly
        • Illiterate peasants & none politically minded workers easily infleunced
    • Effective in 1930's
      • More people could 'speak Bolshevik'
        • Understood & accepted message more
      • Kolkhoz has a 'captive audience'
      • Urbanisation also had good environment for indoctrination
        • Kolkhoz has a 'captive audience'
      • 96% of males by 1939 were literate
      • Communist party newspaper 'The Truth' (Pravda)
      • Mass depression in west & German Facism's rise
      • Komsomol indoctrinated from a young age
        • Nomenklatura often came from Komsomol
    • Variety
      • Komsomol (Up to 28)
      • Schools had communist curriculum
      • 70,000 libaries opened
      • RAPP- writers assosiation, brought oppertunities for communist writers
      • Agitprop- Propaganda theater
      • Eisenstein-film maker
      • Socialist Realist artwork inspired Soviet Utopia
      • Seige Mentality
      • Stakhanob & Young Pavlik
      • 25,000ers & Shock Workers
    • Balance
      • No oppertunity to vote for alternative
      • Can't measure thoughts
      • Closed society with no freedom of speech
        • Letters & jokes may be unrepresentative
        • Strong Bourgouise & Orthodox Catholic heratige
      • Only works with other successes

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