North vs. South: Propaganda

After many years at war the world was divided in two. Four leaders emerged at the end of the massive conflict, each controlling their respective hemispheres. Emily and Jess formed an alliance and have ruled the Northern Hemisphere ever since, while Jack and Bruce dominate the South. This map illustrates how the world looks today:

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It has been decided by these leaders that countries in both the North and South will be given the option to defect to the other side or stay with their current leadership on November 2nd, Defection Day. Each side has created propaganda that has spread across the globe for months on end. Numerous commercials and posters have been circulating to try and persuade the other side to defect. These are some of their propaganda material:

The North:

This Northern propaganda commercial has been airing on Southern televisions for months and has become quite popular throughout the globe.

Northern posters can be found on just about every street corner in the Southern hemisphere.

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The South:

This Southern propaganda video, which slanders Jess and Emily’s leadership, has been seen by millions of viewers in the Northern Hemisphere:

These Southern posters can be found throughout world, trying to convince Northerners to head South and Southerns to remain where they are:

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Decisions will be made November 2nd, but the consequences are still unknown.

We created the propaganda videos to imitate modern day political campaigns that try to either slander the other side or promote themselves. Creating the fictional world allowed us to try and persuade others to either fight or defect from their current leadership, just like numerous times throughout modern day history. Throughout the World Wars, both sides tried to depict the enemy as an evil force that needed to be dealt with, such as the Hun campaigns run by the United States during the Great War. Many cases of propaganda like what we created was seen throughout the the Great War. For instance the Germans attempted to persuade the black population not to fight for the United States because of past treatment of the community. We wanted to capture some of those same techniques in our own respective campaigns.

Poster picture image creation through public domain.

Bolton, Humphrey. “Wentworth Castle, Stainborough.” Photograph. September 13, 2009. Geograph.org.uk, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wentworth_Castle,_Stainborough_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1501819.jpg (accessed October 22, 2014).

Chang, A. “Korean War Fallen Soldier.” Photograph. August 28, 1950. Wikimedia.org, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KoreanWarFallenSoldier1.jpg (accessed October 22, 2014).

Crumb, Graham. “Dandan.” Photograph. December 22, 2009. Wikimedia.org, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dandan_(Imagicity_294).jpg (accessed October 22, 2014).

Flood, Kyle. “Waaah!” Photograph. February 20, 2007. Wikimedia.org, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Waaah!.jpg (accessed October 22, 2014).

“Kids playing basketball in Farah.” Photograph. May 23, 2010. U.S. Embassy Kabul Afghanistan, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kids_playing_basketball _in_Farah.jpg (accessed October 22, 2014).

Peterson, Aaron. “U.S. Navy team detonate expired ordnance in the Kuwaiti desert.” Photograph. July 12, 2002. United States Navy, http://commons.wikimedia.org/ wiki/File:US_Navy_020712-N-5471P 010_EOD_teams_detonate_expired_ordnance _in_the_Kuwaiti_desert.jpg (accessed October 22, 2014).

Scott, Emmett J. Scott’s Official History of the American Negro in the World War. Chicago: Homewood Press, 1919.

U.S. Navy. “Korean War Navy Gun Fire.” Photograph. December 26, 1950. U.S. Navy, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KoreanWarNavyGunfire.jpg (accessed October 22, 2014).

Webb, Sarah R. “Afghan girls from Ghazni province.” Photograph. November 30, 2009. United States Air Force, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Afghan_girls_from_ Ghazni_province.jpg (accessed October 22, 2014).

Music found at:

http://www.freesound.org/people/Speedenza/sounds/202818/

http://www.freesound.org/people/Lemoncreme/sounds/203099/

http://www.freesound.org/people/Xanco123/sounds/233311/

http://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/50072/

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