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Monday, December 11, 2006

propaganda

The Russian Revolution was a series of two revolutions:

The first revolution overthrew the autocratic imperial monarchy and changed the calendar in Russia from the Julian Old style to the Georgian New Style which moved dates by thirteen days.

The second revolution opened with the armed insurrection organized by the Bolshevik Party against the Provisional Government and changed all economic, political, and social relationships in Russian society, it is often called the Bolshevik or October Revoltuion.

The causes of the Russian Revolution where deep rooted and lay in the countries vast history, for a long time the people of Russia had fallen victim to severe economical and social conditions.

It was not until the First World War until the people managed to over throw the Government. Russia’s badly organised and unsuccessful involvement of World War 1 added to the popular discontent of the people and this resulted in 1917 with the establishment of the Soviet state that has become known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)/ the Bolshevik Party.

Life before now had been very close to famine in Russia. Russian poor excuse of an industry couldn’t met the demand of the some 15 million men sent out to the front line, factories where not very productive with limited workers and the railroad network was unsatisfactory for transportation to the troops on the front line. It was not unusual the men in the trenches to go hungry and often without shoes and even without weapons or ammunition. Mean while back home their families where on the edge of famine with the price of goods skyrocketing.

Is it any wonder there was a lot of propaganda in Russia?

The soviet used propaganda to ask for support and demand greater efforts.
Design was used to unite a nation very much in need of reform.

Perhaps the most powerful of it type was the colourful, dramatic and original form of propaganda was the poster. The greatest artist of the time used them to proclaim government policies and all with the goal of building the soviet power – for the people.

The Russian Revolution shows how design doesn’t just have to be something that looks good it can be the way you live the way you are treated and even a voice for the unheard.

Design has the power to change anything with the right application..????
Doesn’t the Russian Revolution prove this???

For the Russian people design helped fight the enemies with powerful symbolism and commercial constructive style?????

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