A discussion of propaganda and social issues.

This paper shows how a country as a whole can be influenced by government propaganda. It evaluates how propaganda can be a powerful tool to guide the citizens toward cooperation on government policies that focus on national rather than individual need by examples such as the issues of censorship and birth control in Communist China.
“Communist China may be one of the best examples of a culture situated within a political entity ripe for the use of propaganda. The People’s Republic of China does not afford its citizens freedom of speech, freedom of association, or freedom of the press. The government has final censorship rights over all forms of communication including all of the arts. The great majority of Chinese citizens do not have access to the Internet. Thus, the Chinese government is able to control, nearly completely, what the citizens of their country hear.”