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2  Information used to manipulate behavior or belief  Information used to promote a particular cause or point of view › One-sided › Information, rumors, allegations, ideas

3  The Office of War Information (OWI), the Treasury Department, branches of the armed forces, recruitment offices, etc. used propaganda to persuade the American people to support the war effort  Hollywood also produced propaganda to persuade the people to support the war

4  Remember, this is a total war, so everyone’s contribution is needed › Everyone needs to be persuaded to:  Support U.S.’s involvement in the war  See the enemy as hateful/evil  Contribute to the war effort

5  In the 1940s television is not yet common so mediums used for propaganda were: › Radio › Cartoons (watched in cinemas) › Movies › Posters

6  You’re a Sap, Mr. Jap, released By Famous Studios. Popeye takes on the Japanese Navy ›  Der Fuehrer’s Face, released By Walt Disney Productions. Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Nazi Germany ›  How do these cartoons portray the Japanese and Nazis, respectively?  How might audiences have responded to these animated shorts?

7  Name-calling  Fear  Glittering generalities: words/ideas you cannot argue against  The transfer: transfer the status of one thing to another  Testimonial: an important or famous figure’s support  Band Wagon: everyone is doing it!

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10  Title of the poster:  1. Describe the poster  2. What techniques does the poster use?  3. What is this poster trying to convince you to do?  4. What does the poster say about the war? About the enemy?

11  Title of the poster:  1. Describe the poster  2. What techniques does the poster use?  3. What is this poster trying to convince you to do?  4. What does the poster say about the war? About the enemy?  Name-calling  Fear  Glittering generalities: words/ideas you cannot argue against  The transfer: transfer the status of one thing to another  Testimonial: an important or famous figure’s support  Band Wagon: everyone is doing it! Questions : Techniques


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