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In Korea we have been through tough political paths We were conquered by the Japanese for thirty-six years we had the Korean War in 1950 and we even experienced dictatorship for eleven years by President Park in 1970s and early 1980s After all the chaotic political situations for more than fifty-five years we are finally trying to stabilize politics with a Nobel Prize awarded president Kim Dae Jung In each political period there was a specific propaganda to support its government I saw various methods of propaganda even when I was in elementary school Certainly I did not know that it was propaganda because almost everything we learned in elementary school seemed so true to me I realized however that the Korean government used education as a method of propaganda Huxley said All that is in our power is to be as truthful and rational as circumstances permits us to be and to respond as well as we can the limited truth and imperfect reasoning offered for our consideration by othersHuxley 15 The government put a lot of effort to make students believe in anti-communism When I was in elementary school schoolteachers described North Korean soldiers as if they all had ugly red faces with canine teeth Moreover they always carried guns or big sabers with intimidating expressions on their faces About once a week all the students gathered together in a big gym and sang anti-communism songs In addition we had to watch an anti-communism movie and write about what we felt about North Korean people and what we should do about them I think it was pretty effective because Bbal Geng I which commonly refers to a North Korean soldier was the biggest insult I could ever imagine Bbal Geng I is an insulting term of a North Korean Soldier based on a movie about a Korean child Lee Seungbok He was living close to the border to North Korea One day a
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