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Vietnam Syndrome
The fear of America losing another war, as they lost the Vietnam War. American citizens turned their back on the army.
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Populist Militarism
That the army is always right and can do no wong, so the people have to follow them.
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American Exceptionalism
That America is better than every one else/ every country.
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Above Politcal Questioning
Whatever the army/government do, they cannot be questioned at all.
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Omnipresent Parable
A story told to American's about America being better than everyone. The people are fed America's ideology.
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Communism
The people who got accused of being a communist weere punished no matter what. If you lied - you were accused anyway and if you told the truth you were named a grass.
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Fundamentalism
The belief of something, like a religion. (TRY NOT TO DO THIS)
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Masculinity
In The Thing we can see all the cast is male and they try to be more alpha male than the other, conforming to stereotypes. In Cloverfield stereotypes are challenged.
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Ethnicity
In The Thing, Childs and Nauls are treated differently because of the colour of their skin, no respect. In Cloverfield Lily is half-cast but nothing is ever mentioned.
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McCarthism
Senator Joseph McCarthy was the ring leader for finding communists.
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What Makes Us Human?
Morality, Mortatlity, Emotion, Rationality.
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Politcal View (left/right wing)
If we don’t have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State - Harry.S Trueman
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Infrastructure/Technology
We rely too much on technology and get too comfortablewith our surroundings, these films show how we cope when they are taken away.
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Class System
Upper Class aways have the advantage over the middle class. Treated differently until the monster attacks and makes them all equal.
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American Dream
That everyone can reach their fullet staur. In Cloverfield Rob realises his first dream isn't his true dream - Beth is. In The Thing MacReady realises that he achieves friendship a dream he has wanted since the war.
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9/11 and Terrorism
How these events are represented in the films with the monsters. It realtes to evens of the past.
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Patriot Act
That the government could go through anyone's personal things e.g emails if they believed they were a terrorist, even if they had no proof. They rushed the Act thugh and never thought about it logically because 9/11 had just happened.
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That the army is always right and can do no wong, so the people have to follow them.

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Populist Militarism

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That America is better than every one else/ every country.

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Card 4

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Whatever the army/government do, they cannot be questioned at all.

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Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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A story told to American's about America being better than everyone. The people are fed America's ideology.

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