Who used propaganda the most effectively?
|From www.brainz.org an example of German Propaganda|
During World War Two I believe that the Germans used propaganda the most effectively compared to the other countries in the war. Propaganda is defined by www.wikipedia.org as "a form of communication that is aimed towards influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position by presenting only one side of an argument". Adolf Hitler used propaganda to influence many Germans to believe in him and to take control of Europe. Operation Barbarossa was the codename used to invade the Soviet Union on June 22nd, 1941. Hitler sent out an order to video tape the whole invasion and to capture every moment. He then collected the film and manipulated it to seem that the invasion was extremely easy. He advertised this propaganda all over Germany to trick people into thinking his army was very powerful and nothing could stop them. This was not all true the German invasion was not as easy as Hitler made it look. In the Winter of 1941 the German Army suffered a large amount of casualties because they weren't well equipped for the Russian Winter. They eventually were pushed back out of Russia back to Berlin in 1945. Hitler influenced almost everyone in Germany to think that their Army was unstoppable and that they were the best. I think that the Germans used propaganda the most effectively because they tricked so many people and all the other fighting countries didn't use this tool as well.