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first used pornographic leaflets in Germany, many participating countries used this psychological warfare method. Among them, the United States has the highest density, the widest range and the longest time.

sexual attraction is the main motivation of human behavior. Military experts are good at making use of this in various military conflicts and distributing sexual topic leaflets in wars and conflicts. As an effective means of psychological influence, it has become an integral part of psychological warfare. Originator of

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in Germany were first used by Germans in the process of World War II. German propaganda organizations distributed a large number of pornographic leaflets in an attempt to provoke the relationship between the US, French and British forces and between soldiers and the people in the rear, and use religious and racial issues to exert influence on the enemy.

in the winter of 1939-1940, Germany made full use of the fact that the British army was far away from the front line of the French Belgian border, distributed a large number of pornographic leaflets, depicting the drunken British soldiers luring the wives and daughters of French soldiers in a peaceful life, with provocative words on the back: “when you were fighting on the front line, the British were doing this with your wife!” German radio also used all means to spread the news that the British army did not defend in the Maginot line, but had sex with French women in Paris.

in the later stage of the war, Germany began to carry out anti American propaganda by the same means. On the leaflet, there were pictures of American soldiers holding British girls and laughing at British soldiers. Below were provocative words: “in fact, this is the happy war of Americans.”

in order to strengthen the anti Bolshevik belief, Nazi propaganda agencies distributed a large number of pornographic leaflets to Polish soldiers and civilians, but the effect was not good, which failed to achieve the purpose of making poles regard Russians as more dangerous. “Spkds” were often used as propaganda objects of “spekds” during the Nazi war. Some leaflets aimed at the U.S. military appear in the form of the cover of life magazine, depicting all kinds of naked women, with the title “death” on the back, and then a head wearing a steel helmet, with the date “November 1944” next to it and the words “black day 1944” on the other side. According to different objects, the girls in the painting wear American or British helmets respectively.

Germany actively incited the anti Jewish sentiment among the allies. A leaflet distributed at the beginning of the war painted a naked British girl wearing a US military helmet. She sat in front of the mirror and looked at the time magazine with the title “Jewish”. In the mirror, her long black hair, Jewish face and grimace were shown, The pornographic leaflet suggested that the British were fighting for the Jews. In 1940, the leaflet was sent by Japan to the United States, which had not yet participated in the war.

during the war years, German propaganda agencies also published a comic strip composed of four pornographic leaflets with the title of “the girl you left at home”. It tells that the legendary Jewish Levi made a fortune by war business, lived a free life and enjoyed chasing American women, while his friends fought on the front line. The main purpose of

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pornographic leaflets is to weaken the firm will of enemy soldiers and make them doubt the correctness of their actions and choices. A comic strip composed of three leaflets aimed at the U.S. military achieves this goal. The content is that when young Americans suffer from war or even die on the front line, others enjoy life at home.

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first used pornographic leaflets in Germany, many participating countries used this psychological warfare method. Among them, the United States has the highest density, the widest range and the longest time.

the most influential pornographic leaflets during World War II were distributed by the US psychological warfare forces. The US official denied that pornographic propaganda materials had been distributed. More than 30 years later, when the secret files of the US war preparedness administration on the contents of World War II were made public, it was confirmed that the US military had indeed used “black” propaganda means, including the distribution of pornographic leaflets. The file proves that by May 1945, the United States had distributed 7. 90000 “sex leaflets”, of which 1 was distributed in Algeria. 60000, 3800 in Bari, Italy, and 4 in the west of Brin, Italy. 150000, 500 in northern Italy and 3600 in France. In addition, 1 was distributed. 350000 leaflets for other special purposes.

at the end of the war, an important part of American publicity activities was to distribute a series of “pornographic postcards and envelopes”, about 70000 sets, of which 6 were distributed in northern Italy. 50000 sets, 350 sets in France and 3100 sets in other regions. These postcards and envelopes are very obscene and depict all kinds of strange, inhuman and socially or morally condemned sexual ways, such as sexual metamorphosis, homosexuality, promiscuity between humans and animals, and sexual behavior of young children. The most famous set is “six paintings”, with a total of six pornographic leaflets. Each leaflet has a pornographic sketch, a fragment of German popular poetry, and the lyrics of the German folk song “we meet again at home”. The following title is “six paintings”, followed by the words “for men only” and “for adults only” in red pen. The main purpose is to arouse German military and civilian anti war and anti sentiment.

the psychological warfare force of the U.S. Pacific fleet also distributed at least one pornographic leaflet against the Japanese army, which painted a naked Japanese woman sitting on a rattan chair. The back text told the story of the wife of a Japanese soldier forced into prostitution due to poverty. At the same time, it also called on the soldiers to stop resistance and return home.

pornographic leaflets also appeared in wars and conflicts after World War II. During the Korean War, the United States distributed pornographic leaflets in Chinese and Korean, depicting the rape of Chinese and Korean women by Russian soldiers. During the Vietnam War, a large number of pornographic leaflets were also distributed. One leaflet painted a very sexy Vietnamese girl in pajamas. The title was “don’t give up your right to be a man”. The promotional text was: “your only value now is hope, hope to be able to be a man.”Survive the war, please don’t give up the right to be a man. Return to a happy life and personal freedom. The Vietnamese government and freedom forces unite! ”

negative effects of pornographic leaflets

however, the use of sexual topics and the distribution of pornographic leaflets can not always achieve the purpose of distracting the other party’s military, sometimes it will be counterproductive. The more conservative and degenerate the Vietnamese people are, the more they think they will be when they distribute pornographic materials. They only think that the more conservative and degenerate the Vietnamese society is, the more they will be. Therefore, American experts can only draw some young Vietnamese women in national costumes in the sex leaflets distributed in the late war, and avoid using nude portraits. The United States also made similar mistakes in leaflets distributed to the North Korean army in 1981.

therefore, the correct use of sexual content publicity means must take into account social, cultural, ethical, religious and other factors in order to achieve the effect of this special psychological confrontation means. In any case, “sexual morality” is always a more traditional part of culture. Betraying it will be considered morbid. As long as it is used carefully, it will always get a positive response by making an article about people’s sexual fear and moral reason, and playing the slogan of protecting family and ethics, which can easily damage political and military opponents. Therefore, PSYOP experts in major powers will never completely abandon this means.