Essay on Propagand Propaganda And Propaganda

1508 Words Mar 10th, 2016 null Page
What is propaganda? The general definition of propaganda is that is information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. According to historian Zbynek Zeman, there are three types of propaganda: “White propaganda openly discloses its source. Grey propaganda is ambiguous or non-disclosed. Black propaganda purports to be published by the enemy or someone besides its actual origin.”(Debra) In Soviet Union, propaganda was a tool that government used for 74 years to fool millions of people. I will look at some of the most popular propaganda slogans and posters that were very affective, and try to understand why this machine was working for 74 years. The 20th century was the time when propaganda reached its peak and became an independent institution. The Soviet Union started with propaganda, Lenin was using it to make people believe him and that is how he was able to turn everything upside down, and Russian Imperia ended up with civil war in 1917. One of the things that he was doing were posters with words: “Factories for working people. Land for peasants. Peace for soldiers. Bread for starving.” This slogan had a huge success, because people were angry with Czar and aristocrats and hungry. If look at definitions of types of propaganda this propaganda is white, because people knew the source of this slogan and it was Lenin. Before totally changing the laws and how everything works in the country…

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