War Culture Research Paper

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This intergraded research paper will examine war culture, as described in Political Violence in Twentieth Century Europe by historian James McMillian, within World War Two and its influence on the public perception of the Allied and Axis forces. McMillian describes war culture as the language and representations used by countries in order to justify their cause and alienate the enemy as well as the violence practiced on the battle fields and against the civilian populations. Source This topic allows for an exploration of how one’s culture can influence how one perceives life. The focus of this paper will be McMillian’s theory on war culture and its influence on World War Two. This paper will seek to prove that in the Second World War, war …show more content…
This paper will argue that war culture caused civilians to support and feel alienation towards certain groups, such as Jews, as well as those from other countries. The first way this will be proved is by looking at the influential Nazi propaganda against the Jewish community and how that affected the public perception of Jews. The next way this will be proved is through the censorship around the actions of the home country in order to make the other country seem evil. The third way that this will be proved is through the fact that there was mass civilian casualties in this war making the bombing country seem horrible and dehumanized them. In result to the war culture in World War Two, mass propaganda, censorship, and civilian causalities were popular and promoted a public opinion of alienation of the …show more content…
The further research will focus on examples of where the public perception is of nationalism, alienation, and mortality. This paper, in order to expand and provide further supporting evidence, will compare and contrast the experiences in both England and Germany. It is important in this paper to include background information on those whose perspectives will be share in order to identify any bias that may exist. Lastly this paper will also analyze the social conditions of each example in order to further support the argument that war culture and its result have caused an influence on the perceptions of the

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