Slides in this set
What Is Propaganda?
Propaganda, simply put, is the manipulation of
It is usually carried out through any type of media that is capable of reaching
a large amount of people and effectively persuading them for or against a
cause e.g. newspapers.
The exact meaning of propaganda is constantly debated, however, and no
specific definition is completely true.
Some argue that any persuasive communication is propaganda, while others
hold that propaganda specifically alters political opinions.
However, it is doubtless that propaganda is material which is meant to
persuade or change public opinion.…read more
Why Was Propaganda Used During The
First World War?
Propaganda was used in the first world
war as a persuasive device aimed at
young or fit men to get them to join the
Other posters followed in due course,
many urging wartime economy.
Others simply encouraged continued
support for government policy, usually by
whipping up indignation against the latest
alleged outrages committed (invariably) by
the German Army.…read more
How Was Propaganda Used In World
It was used in all wars, by all war promoters.
The aim was to show that "our" side was
fighting a just and moral war and to give
the impression that the enemy was brutal
and wicked and deserved punishment.
Propaganda was used in the form of,
mainly, posters, but it was also found in
the earliest films, newspapers and public
Modern Day Examples of Propaganda
This poster was originally
used over 50 years ago, but it
has recently been developed
to persuade people to put out
their cigarettes, instead of
enlisting to got to war.…read more