Hitler's Propaganda by. Bobby B.

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Propaganda: Hitler's Weapon For Appeal Nietzche wrote that, "Men believe in the truth of all that is seen to be strongly believed in,"1 and with the amount of followers that Hitler had achieved, he had gotten many to believe his words. Hitler was a man who could convince thousands that what he had planned for Germany was the only way to become free of war and torment. Propaganda is defined "as the publicity intended to persuade or convince people"2. Hitler's use of propaganda, as well as the way that .he appealed to his audiences, is what drove him to the success which he achieved. The amount of propaganda involved with Hitler's success was large. The way that he delivered the message of his beliefs, leading to the gathering of thousands to launch one of the largest revolutions known to our time. The speeches he gave, the posters he had printed, and the mass-media dedicated to his word, were all key aspects to this man that brought people together to fight for what "he" thought was right.

Followers hung on his word, waiting to be taught more, waiting to be told what the next course of action was, waiting for him to lead them to a better world. But, what they thought was the better world for all of them was just better for one man, Hitler. It is the political mass meeting that 'the very act of deception' is consummated. Even the Italian Fascist Mussolini could not affect the crowd in the way that Hitler did. He used the same style to deliver his speeches, seducing followers as he did to become the leader. The same elements are found in every speech, contributing to the same effect. The speeches were all delivered in the late evenings, because he felt that...