Propaganda is the use of media to promote certain things in a war.
It attacks your emotions more then your rational thinking.
There were many different types of propaganda used in WWI. All were used to help the country of origin.
One type of propaganda used in WWI was White Propaganda.
White propaganda was based off of the truth, it was used to get things they needed such as people to enlist or different foods.
This form of propaganda comes from a known source. It’s only meant to help the country.
Another form of propaganda used in WWI was Black Propaganda
Black Propaganda was based on lies, it was used to make the enemy look bad so people would support their country and believe what the government wanted them to.
This type of propaganda is usually credited with a false source. It was used to turn our country against the enemy.
A third type of propaganda used in WWI is Gray Propaganda.
Gray propaganda was based on half- truths, it was used to confuse the enemy into believing the maker’s view point.
Gray propaganda came from no known source, it was used to turn people against each other.
Using these techniques they were able to fully support the Allied Powers. Thus helping them win the war.
Uncle Sam appeared in propaganda during WWI promoting enlistment in the army.
The US government used Uncle Sam to get the citizens to support the fight against the Central Powers. They did this by inspiring a sense of patriotism in the country and moral support from them as well.
Over all propaganda was very affective in WWI. It helped make it so the US government had plenty of support and hate for the enemy.
The US was not the only country to use propaganda during WWI. Many countries in the war used propaganda to help their own side.
The British equivalent of Uncle Sam was Lord Kitchener, he was used on British enlistment posters. It is the most famous British enlistment posters of the time.
The Australian government sent postcards to men who had yet to enlist, in addition to their propaganda posters.
The enlistment propaganda posters played and important role in helping Canada build up their army.
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