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Social change is a time of social progression, for example the adoption of capitalism. Another way social change can appear is social revolution, such as Woman’s suffrage and civil rights movements. Social change appears normally because of religious, cultural, natural or scientific forces, and because propaganda is communicating in a way to try and coerce a particular way of thinking, usually of a political nature and normally only shows one half of the whole story – it makes sense for it to appear during these times.

 This dissertation will look at how propaganda affects peoples lives and what it does to a nation. I will be investigating the style and content, also social factors involved in the propaganda process. Propaganda is something which has played a huge part in the lives of many nations. It has had centre stage for the political debates which we have seen throughout history.

 Specifically focusing on war propaganda, my first chapter will be looking at how propaganda played a role in Hitlers rise to power through Nazi Germany also, looking at what factors where in play and how the content was inspired.  I will look at the affects propaganda had on the country and the way it affected its people – whether it had a positive or negative affect and were the people brainwashed. My second chapter will be a direct comparison by looking at propaganda through these times in America. I will explore how it was used to ‘inspire’ people to enlist as well as looking at comparisons of the good vs evil in propaganda – does it instil fear, or spread hope? My aim is to gain an insight into the mind of the creator of such well known campaigns. In both of these chapters I hope to gain a better understanding of censorship and which way it was used in both countries.

My third chapter will explore propaganda around the time of the Vietnam war focusing on both pro war propaganda and anti war propaganda. I will be trying to find out if there is any differences between pro war and anti propaganda – after all propaganda in any form is still a communication with the purpose of coercing a particular way of thinking. Is propaganda damaging to free thinking? Is it a powerful tool, just in the wrong hands?