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Nazi And Soviet Propaganda's Shared Aesthetic

With their emphasis on totalitarianism, rigid ideology, and personality cults, it's safe to say that Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union had many common characteristics. Both regimes also had great faith in propaganda to promote their political ideas. This comparative collection of Nazi and Soviet posters compiled by the website gulag.ipvnews.org appears to indicate that the two authoritarian systems also had an uncannily similar aesthetic and approach to graphic design. (7 PHOTOS)

German text: "Vote yes for the fuehrer on December 4" Russian text: "Fulfill the plans for great projects"
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German text: "Vote yes for the fuehrer on December 4"
Russian text: "Fulfill the plans for great projects"

German text: "S.A. Mann Brand" (the name of a Nazi propaganda film released in 1933) Russian text: "The Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The party of Lenin -- leading the builders of communism"
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German text: "S.A. Mann Brand" (the name of a Nazi propaganda film released in 1933)
Russian text: "The Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The party of Lenin -- leading the builders of communism"

German text: "Down with corruption! Vote for the National Socialists. Ballot No. 4" Russian text: "Stop the lovers of unearned rubles and punish them severely"
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German text: "Down with corruption! Vote for the National Socialists. Ballot No. 4"
Russian text: "Stop the lovers of unearned rubles and punish them severely"

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German text: "We've had enough! Vote for Hitler" Russian text: "1917 -- Socialism. Democracy. Peace"
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German text: "We've had enough! Vote for Hitler"
Russian text: "1917 -- Socialism. Democracy. Peace"

German text: "All 10-year-olds are with us" Russian text: "My happiness depends on your productivity."
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German text: "All 10-year-olds are with us"
Russian text: "My happiness depends on your productivity."

Russian text: "In the U.S.S.R.... (remainder illegible)"
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Russian text: "In the U.S.S.R.... (remainder illegible)"

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