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Controlling Thought: War Propaganda in Nazi Germany and Contemporary A

Controlling Thought War Propaganda in Nazi Germany and Contemporary the States The parallels between the propaganda tactics of contemporary America and Nazi Germany are too clear to go undocumented. For the purposes of this paper, propaganda go away be understood as any contract of a government to control and/or change the attitudes of its citizens. From this liberal definition, I get out analyze the relationship between Nazi Germany and contemporary America with extol to various methods of propagating government by-lines. As suggested by Hermann Goering, Minister of Economics and Commander-in-chief of the air lodge of Nazi Germany, the favored propaganda techniques will be compared with respect to denunciation of the peacemakers, resplendence of patriotism, and instillation of fear. Also, deemphasizing the significance of the international community, glorifying military might, creating detention centers for the blamed, and devaluing the loss of life will be e xplained through the lens of propaganda. All of these methods were successful in gaining wide-spread humankind support for aggressive military action in Nazi Germany and are successful also in contemporary America. There is a formula for hard-hitting war propaganda. Both the Nazi party and the Bush administration used and do use the same, successful, war propaganda techniques. Hitler did not start out as a successful propagandist. He admits to his early failures of effectively publicizing Nazi ideals in a favorable light. However, he did notice the advantages of successful propaganda early on. Ever since I have been scrutinizing political events, I have taken a tremendous interest in propagandist activity.1 After learning about politi... ...ley, Lenoard. The Reich Marshal, A memoir of Hermann Goering. Doubleday & Company Inc., advanced York, 1974.Over, R.J. Goering The Iron Man. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1984.Office of the Press Secretary. Homeland Security presidential Directive - 3 The White House homepage. March 12, 2003. http//www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/03/20020312-5.htmlShore, Zachary. What Hitler Knew. Oxford University Press, New York, 2003.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------1 Hitler, Mein Kampf, Vol. 1, Chapter 62 Hitler, Mein Kampf, Vol. 1, Chapter 63 G.M. Gilbert, Nuremberg Diaries.4 Office of the Press Secretary News Release5 Overy, p231.6 Hitler, Vol. 1, Chapter 67 Shore, p85.8 Churchill, p55.9 Langer.10 Lichtblau11 Lichtblau Controlling Thought War Propaganda in Nazi Germany and Contemporary AControlling Thought War Propaganda in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America The parallels between the propaganda tactics of contemporary America and Nazi Germany are too obvious to go undocumented. For the purposes of this paper, propaganda will be understood as any attempt of a government to control and/or change the attitu des of its citizens. From this liberal definition, I will analyze the relationship between Nazi Germany and contemporary America with respect to various methods of propagating government interests. As suggested by Hermann Goering, Minister of Economics and Commander-in-chief of the air force of Nazi Germany, the successful propaganda techniques will be compared with respect to denunciation of the peacemakers, glorification of patriotism, and instillation of fear. Also, deemphasizing the significance of the international community, glorifying military might, creating detention centers for the blamed, and devaluing the loss of life will be explained through the lens of propaganda. All of these methods were successful in gaining wide-spread public support for aggressive military action in Nazi Germany and are successful also in contemporary America. There is a formula for effective war propaganda. Both the Nazi party and the Bush administration used and do use the same, successfu l, war propaganda techniques. Hitler did not start out as a successful propagandist. He admits to his early failures of effectively publicizing Nazi ideals in a favorable light. However, he did notice the advantages of successful propaganda early on. Ever since I have been scrutinizing political events, I have taken a tremendous interest in propagandist activity.1 After learning about politi... ...ley, Lenoard. The Reich Marshal, A Biography of Hermann Goering. Doubleday & Company Inc., New York, 1974.Over, R.J. Goering The Iron Man. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1984.Office of the Press Secretary. Homeland Security Presidential Directive - 3 The White House homepage. March 12, 2003. http//www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/03/20020312-5.htmlShore, Zachary. What Hitler Knew. Oxford University Press, New York, 2003.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------1 Hitler, Mein Kampf, Vol. 1, Chapter 62 Hitler , Mein Kampf, Vol. 1, Chapter 63 G.M. Gilbert, Nuremberg Diaries.4 Office of the Press Secretary News Release5 Overy, p231.6 Hitler, Vol. 1, Chapter 67 Shore, p85.8 Churchill, p55.9 Langer.10 Lichtblau11 Lichtblau

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