War Propaganda

War Propaganda- The Art of Manipulation.
“Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.”
-Eric Hoffer  
World War I had disastrous effects and many thought that was a war that would mark the end to all other wars. However, World War II sparked off rather quickly involving the great nations of the world. The fight wasn’t merely fought on land but in air and water too.
“The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.” (Philip. K. Dick) Movie maker’s and poster designers took full advantage of this and played a very important role in creating certain beliefs and building up antagonism about their enemies and the war by spreading negative thoughts through the medium of war posters and movies, to create a class of like-minded citizens that would bring unity and a sense of patriotism amongst them.
The governments of countries all over the world used propaganda. It triggered different responses. For example, American parents were exposed to propaganda that showed a wicked Hitler grabbing for children and they would feel compelled to help by enlisting in the war or by buying war bonds. It would make people feel very patriotic. Other posters had patriotic themes that would make young men want to fight. Those men, who did not enlist in the war, were exposed to posters that directly humiliated them because they did not fight. These posters were mainly to mobilize mindsets. German propaganda posters portrayed Jews as the villains who were kidnappers and swindlers. American and British propaganda used Uncle Sam and John Bull respectively.  
Countries that used these promotions majorly were United States of America, who promoted production and Germany who uplifted ethnocentric thoughts and Britain for Employment services. They picked up flaws of the other side and blew it out of proportion or sometimes spread optimism...