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One thing the Nazi did was to instill a feeling that they were a great nation, under attack from evil forces, one way of giving that feeling was to start calling the country the “Heimland”-The “Homeland”-even though that phrase was not much in use before.

This tactic is common to Nazi/Fascist propaganda- using heavily emotive words.
They gave the impression of being strong and active in protecting the homeland.

They also used the term “terrorist” a lot, and said they were protecting the country from terrorists, Hitler even signed a document pledging not to attack any countries…”unless they posed a terrorist threat”.

This appealed to German voters because they had become convinced that they were actually under attack, and they needed someone strong to protect them, even if it meant giving up some human civil rights, and going to war, Goering, a leading Nazi had this to say about that tactic:

“Naturally the common people don’t want war: . That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY.”
–Goering at the Nuremberg Trials

They used the media simply by controlling the media, one definition of Fascist is that it is when big business and government are the same thing.
When this happens, and the mass media is owned by the same people as those in government with a fascist agenda, it is very easy to tell the people what to think, whilst the people actually think they’ve thought it out for themselves.
They also used powerful imagary in film of what a great people Germans were-(at least the Aryan looking ones)-here’s good link to that:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leni_Riefen…

Source: Yahoo Answers

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