After World War 1 had ended, the world leaders spoke seriously to prevent upcoming future wars but since Hitler had come to power, Hitler violated the treaty of Versailles and began to make his army. Hitler reoccupied the Rhineland and militarized it with the army. He created a lot of many new tactics and military strategies that stunned the European nations before World War II. One of the military tactics he used was Blitzkrieg which was also known as the "Lightning war" but before that Hitler had to test it on a nation. Hitler stunned Europe with the speed and efficiency of the German attack on Poland.
Fake news (propaganda) can be very dangerous. An example of propaganda is when the US dropped leaflets over Iraq and told people that Saddam Hussein was responsible for the suffering. Also, take the Holocaust for an example people were blind sighted by lies and propaganda from Hitler which caused 7.6 million lives. We can change these events from repeating by not voting for corrupt people. If nobody believed in Hitler 's lies we could have been a stronger community and a stronger nation overall.
Throughout ww2 propaganda seemed to be the main thing that got into everybody 's head. It changed the way that they thought about other countries and the way that they thought about their own country. Hitler did a great job at using propaganda to control the minds of his country, but he didnt use it for good. It wasn 't just in Germany that propaganda was used. It was used it just about every country but mainly in Britain, France and America.
While France, Russia, and Britain became early on allies. and America eventually joined to help its allies, due to unrestricted submarine warfare (Adelblue “An End to the Great War”). Militarism, alliances, and nationalism fueled one of the worlds biggest wars, World War I. Militarism was one of the main causes of World War I, and was started by Social Darwinism. Each of the countries involved used their militaries to eliminate weaker groups and nations. This caused tension, leading to armies and navies expanding in each nation (Adelblue “Setting the
The purpose of the essay is to discuss the role played by propaganda in influencing the public opinion on both sides of the First World War. Propaganda is believed to be information that is often biased or misleading and used to promote a political course or point of view by certain group of people. Both the Central Powers and the Allied states used propaganda to win public support by influencing the way the public perceive the enemy. Both sides of the conflict used different methods to disseminate propaganda for war. Both sides of the conflict used propaganda to influence the public opinion during the Great War.
Woodrow Wilson’s speech, “War Message” was important because diplomatic relations with Germany were severed and war was about to break out. A resolution for war was passed by congress. Woodrow Wilson’s speech had a huge impact on congress’ decision. Could you imagine having to make the decision of whether your country will enter into war or not? On February 1, Woodrow Wilson released the extraordinary announcement of the Imperial German Government.
There was more than just one incident that led to World War I. Americans killed on a sunken ship, the use of restricted submarines, and the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. President Wilson did all he could to avoid a conflict. When things got out of hand for him, he pushed back. The Bible scriptures states that there is a time for war, and I am sure that God’s direction was taken into consideration before war was declared. Archduke Franz Ferdinand was a friend of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany.
Germany had been an empire until the First World War, the loss of which shook the German people to their very foundations. The psychological impact of going from an empire to a defeated nation was utterly traumatic. At the same time, Marxism was raging throughout Europe, toppling numerous governments and seen as a threat everywhere by the establishments. Hitler made people feel they were great again and played to their nationalistic and patriotic sentiments. It was easier for people to believe they were great and stab them in the back than to believe they had been failures and deserved what was happening to them.
The Yugoslavian, Russian, and French Resistances impacted Hitler’s army and the outcome of the war. The major resistances that had the largest impact were outside of Germany. However, there was a small resistance in Germany. When Adolf Hitler outlawed communist and leftist groups, the some of the members created a resistance. While the German resistance did not do a lot, they did inform the other countries about the violence of the Nazi regime and how Nazism was a threat.
Fortunately for Hitler, he regained his sight and was awarded with blind cross. Many of the German soldiers also had disabilities. Hitler at that time was in the army, and he decided to help Germany by waging a second war against the opponent nations. Hitler an Austrian, took a anti-Semitism platform against the Jews saying that the Germans were “stabbed in the back” by the Jews. He blamed the Jews that they did not fight for them, but it wasn’t true.
One of the first conflicts that arose between Germany and the United States was the excessive use of submarine warfare. Germany had sent out U-boats that took out many American cargo ships, that had supplied England with many resources. “The British authorities… proceeded with their policy of blocking American ships headed for mainland Europe regardless of protests and complaints,”(4). These actions hurt both the United States and England by not only sinking their ships but also the resources that were on them. “...Great Britain or her allies are liable to destruction in those waters,”(5).
One of the big reasons World war 2 happened was because the prime minister of Britain declared war against Germany. Even though the United states was not going to go to World War 2 they did after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Another one of the main reasons that World War 2 happened was that Adolf Hitler put the Jewish people into concentration camps. During this valiant battle the United States Military had a lot of young healthy men join to fight in World War 2 because they wanted to make sure that the germans and japanese did conquer the world by fight them off. They also joined because they wanted to prevent them from crossing the oceans and invading the United States.
With the initiation of World War One governments on both sides of the Atlantic began to exhibit control over war correspondents, keeping tabs on where and who they were with, often through incentives. Good public opinion abounded for the wars and the war correspondents (Smith, 2012). By the second world war people would flood into movie theaters to receive news of the previous week’s events on the war front, idolizing reporters (Siegel, 2003). Unsurprisingly, such reports often biased and focused on the heroisms of the allies, any atrocities were assumed better left unsaid (Smith,
pg. 779). The war also created a counterculture that expressed its protest through music. One of the significant turning points of the war was the televising of the war. Networks and photographers brought the war into every American’s home and made it real.
In President Wilson’s 1917 speech, he speaks about the Lusitania and how the Germans were ruthless for sinking a ship with an innocent cargo, but this was not the case. According to Historian Zinn, “The United States claimed the Lusitania carried an innocent cargo, and therefore the torpedoing was a monstrous German atrocity. Actually, the Lusitania was heavily armed: it carried 1,248 cases of 3- inch shells, 4,927 boxes of cartridges (1,000 rounds in each box), and 2,000 more cases of small-arms ammunition. The British and American governments lied about the cargo.” In other words Wilson had falsely claimed that the Lusitania was a harmless merchant ship, however in reality there was a large amount of arms being shipped to Liverpool, England from New York. While it was true that during America’s neutrality they traded with both the Allied and Central Powers but they showed a favor towards the Allies, the group of countries that were battling against Germany and Austria-Hungary that Britain happened to be a part of.