types of propagandawhat are some specific types of propaganda examples that are in animal farm and the russian revolution?

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kapokkid eNotes educator| Certified Educator

One of the most important is the use of outside events in the way that will compel the citizens (held in ignorance of the truth) to do what those in power want them to do.  If you are the Soviet Leaders you can teach your people that the people of the United States (or any capitalist country) are miserable slaves to the wealthy elite and that they are simply waiting to be freed from those shackles to rise up against those oppressors.

This is in many ways mimicked by the way the pigs use different events and manipulate the truth so that they can get the desired effect from the actual event.  Boxer is sold to the knackers but supposedly went to the hospital and got the best care possible.  This helps the populace to retain their dream and idealized view of the leaders.  There are myriad examples in the story.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Some specific propaganda techniques include bandwagon, convincing animals to join in because all of the others are doing it. Another technique is one my kids love because of the name: The Chewbacca Effect. It means saying something loudly and over and over again until people have no choice but to give in.