Presentation on theme: "Chris Abele John Bourgeois Mike Connolly. To many, the Cold War began immediately after WW2 and ended in 1945. The two main adversaries were the United."— Presentation transcript:
To many, the Cold War began immediately after WW2 and ended in 1945. The two main adversaries were the United States and the Soviet Union. Though some argue that the Cold War began as early as 1904 and ended as late as 1991, it is most widely accepted that the war only lasted the years mentioned first. During this time, propaganda was widely used by both sides. People began a fear of widespread communism, a.k.a. The Red Scare. Propaganda had a big part of this. Propaganda used by both sides greatly affected the outcome of the war.
The cold war was a war that was fought with words and ideas instead of guns and weapons(Factmonster.com) During this period in time, both the Soviet Union and the United States had very different views on things. Soviets believed in a communist country while the U.S. believed in democracy. This war was also fought through espionage, weapons development, industrialization, technological development, and propaganda.
One way the Soviets used propaganda against the U.S. was through propaganda posters. These posters were used to make the enemy look bad and gain public support. This Poster, entitled “Boevoi Karandash” was an anti –Semitist and anti- U.S. Poster that makes these groups appear war crazy and murderous. This poster was created to make Soviets appear hard working and human. The poster also make one of our most patriotic characters, Uncle Sam, appear as a demon. This poster leads people to believe that the U.S. is evil. This poster shows the powerful Soviet stopping the little, evil looking U.S. man from spreading democracy.
The Soviets were not the only ones to use propaganda posters during the Cold War. The U.S. fought back with anti -Soviet posters. This poster shows the Soviet women surrendering her ideals to the U.S. This poster shows an evil looking Soviet trying to sneak into the United States. This picture shows the difference between the happy U.S. way of life and the deadly Soviet Way.
In the Cold war, cartoons were used to make fun of the enemy and make them appear evil. This cartoon shows Vasilid Sokolovsky, a soviet leader, controlling his people like puppets. This cartoon is supposed to show the American people that communism is total control. This cartoon makes fun of soviet leader Kruschev by making him appear fat and goofy. It also shows that the Soviet government is based on propaganda and injustice.
In the Cold War, the Soviets also used cartoons to make the U.S. look silly and evil. This cartoon was created to make Winston Churchill, a British leader and U.S. ally, look like a monster. The Soviet lady is pointing and scaring the baby, which represents the Soviets. This cartoon was designed to scare the Soviets into hating America and it’s allies. This cartoon was created to scare the U.S. into thinking that the Soviets numbers were huge and growing.
Today, propaganda is used just as much and in the same way that it has been for hundreds of years. Though today we are fighting a new enemy, the tactics of making the enemy look evil and foolish remain the same. U.S. Propaganda Iraqi Propaganda