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Ocupația germană în România Primului Război Mondial: mecanisme de control, vectori de imagine
The German Occupation in Romania during the First World War: Control Mechanisms, Image Vectors

Author(s): Radu Tudorancea
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institutul de Istorie Nicolae Iorga
Keywords: First World War; Propaganda; German Occupation; Romanian Society; Control Mechanisms.

Summary/Abstract: This study examines the most significant vectors and themes of the German propaganda during the First World War occupation of a significant part of Romanian territory, from state strategies to the various ways of disseminating information and persuasion: proclamations, press advertising and posters. The analysis embraces propaganda mechanisms not only as a record of the war itself, but also as a part of an attempt (on behalf of the actors involved) to use propaganda as a distinctive instrument, largely exploited in order to shape or influence the population’s perception (and the society as a whole). Of course, none of this would have been achieved without the tremendous help and expertise of an impressive apparatus of police and intelligence entities, which consistently backed the German administration during the occupation of the Romanian territory (1916-1918). The study, which draws almost exclusively on comprehensive posters collection, archives documents and press periodicals related to the topic, reveals the consistent, rigorous and continuous German propaganda activities, in contrast with a certain scarcity and inconsistency, on the Romanian side.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 107-129
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Romanian