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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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...United States, the Institute for Propaganda Analysis ( IPA ) was established in 1937 to combat the perceived menace of totalitarian propaganda. Most famous for its list of propaganda techniques (name-calling, glittering generalities, transfer, testimonial, plain folks, card stacking, and bandwagon), the IPA hoped that by educating the public, propaganda would be rendered less persuasive. This did not turn out to be the case. The IPA disbanded in 1942 . World War II and the Cold War: 1939–1989. World War II demonstrated both the advantages and...