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Propaganda was a form of yellow journalism to provoke international sympathy for countries such as Belgium, who were innocent yet invaded by Central Powers such as Germany. The accounts in Belgium were exaggerated to portray Germany as an intruder and the ruthless monster of the situation. Britain fabricated exaggerated stories in Belgium to attract American support. For example, the story of Belgian nuns being tied to the clappers of church bells and crushed to death when the bells were rung. All propaganda during the war was used to inflate events of war. Majority of the propaganda was used to point the finger at Germany to portray them as a brutal and bloodthirsty nation. The propaganda was persuasive in which many other nations not participating in war were emotionally affected by Germany's ruthless behavior/portrayal. The trend of propaganda was to condemn one nation of a crime they committed. For example, the Rape of Belgium where neutral Belgium was violently attacked by German troops. The German troops believed that Belgium, a very small nation, would used brutal tactics against them while Germany was attempting to reach France so in return the German army intentionally attacked, murdered, and burned Belgium property and civilians. Propaganda of "Remember Belgium" and "The Rape of Belgium" emotionally affected nations of the Allied powers and other neutral countries such as the United States. Propaganda is a weapon of war used to persuade and questions morals of the people to gain support and recognition of other countries.

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