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1919-1920

 

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  • 1920
 

Mother

vote Danish

Think about me!

Despite the rigged nature of the plebescite, the Danish government did not want to take any chances and made an extensive propaganda effort to influence especially the German-speakers in North Schleswig (both halves)

This poster was part of that effort.

Anticipating that this diplomatic maneuver would guarantee a Danish victory in the North, the area had already been occupied by Copenhagen on 10 February 1920; the plebescite was scheduled for 14 March.

The major thrust of the Danish propaganda effort was to persuade even German-speakers that the economic benefits for themselves (and their children) would be far greater under neutral Denmark than under defeated Germany, then being convulsed by civil war, inflation, and threats of counter-revolution.

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