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Research on the propagation characteristics of American propaganda Paintings during the Korean War

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DOI: 10.25236/iseah.2018.026


Rao Wei

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Rao Wei


With the success of the "hydrogen bomb" test on the Korean Peninsula on January 6, 2016, the Korean Peninsula crisis continued to deteriorate, seriously affecting the ecological balance of world peace and development, and the "war without smoke" has never stopped. The Korean War broke out in 1950 has become a hot topic in the international community. The propaganda pictures scattered all over the world during the war play an important role in spreading psychological warfare. As an important weapon to spread psychological warfare during the war, propaganda pictures have become a new topic for scholars to study the soft weapons of war. This paper takes the propaganda pictures of U. S. troops during the Korean War as the research object, analyzes the theme, design ideas, propaganda means of the U. S. military propaganda pictures, as well as the communication characteristics and methods embodied in the dissemination of psychological warfare.


Korean War, Propaganda Picture, US Army, Propagation Characteristics