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In the 1940-45 battle for homeland morale, American propaganda makers depicted Germany in a very different light than Japan -link:
- Japan, on the other hand, was depicted entirely as a brutal monolith ..... ... ... US propagandists was to liken the Japanese to animals like snakes and rats.
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... US propagandists was to liken the Japanese to animals like snakes and rats.
A Critical Comparison Between Japanese and American
Propaganda during World War II.
Anthony V. Navarro
The affects of propaganda, however, last well after treaties are signed and the dusts of war settle. Japan, though defeated, still held inside the same hatred for the United States it had before the war if not more so. They played the role of defeated foe, smiling to appease their victors on the outside but contemptuous and demoralized on the inside. The United States still often referred to the Japanese as “Japs” or other racially derogatory names. The words and images left to us by propaganda remain in a nation's collective memory. They are vestiges of war-time. However good or bad, those memories linger in culture. The elements of war are not left on the battle field to wither away with those who perished. Hate, anger, and contempt are brought home so that “war” becomes no longer a job but a way of life.