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2) Propaganda can lead to cult leadership, and propaganda along with cult leadership could be dangerous for peace and stability within the country and for the world. Comment with reference to Nazism in Germany.(250 words)

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2) Propaganda can lead to cult leadership, and propaganda along with cult leadership could be dangerous for peace and stability within the country and for the world. Comment with reference to Nazism in Germany.(250 words)

World history by Norman Lowe, World history NCERT

 

Why this question:

The question is about the tools of Propaganda and cult leadership as traits that can damage the peace and stability of a nation or the world in a bigger picture. The question is in the context of Nazi rule of Germany that used these tools.

demand of the question:

The answer must address how Nazi propaganda facilitated the rapid rise of the Nazi Party to a position of political prominence and, ultimately, the control of a nation by the Nazi leadership, the focus of the answer should mainly be in explaining clearly the meaning of Propaganda and cult leadership.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction

Briefly define the concept of Propaganda and Cult leadership.

Body

Discuss the following in detail:

  • Narrate the backdrop of the rise of Nazi culture.
  • Use of techniques of propaganda—that include strong images and simple messages, discuss how Nazi propaganda idolized Hitler as a gifted statesman who brought stability, created jobs, and restored German greatness. 
  • Discuss the role of Personality cults of political leaders.
  • Relevance in today’s context.

Conclusion

conclude with what needs to be done with respect to propaganda and cult leadership; how to keep the two in check so as to have a world with peace and harmony.

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