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  • To Filzan:

    The media in Singapore is partially controlled by the government. I would say that news in Singapore is to some extent tailored to highlight the good things done by the government. However, the news published is true and does not classify as propaganda.

    Free press is not easy to maintain as a powerful government can use “certain” ways to suppress the voices of people who speak freely. However, there will always be people who want to speak freely even with the risk that come with it.

    Today it is much easier to achieve free press in Singapore with the information revolution here. Information is freely available on the internet and Singaporeans should be taught to look for information from multiple sources.
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  • To AmousKhoo:

    I do not believe that Singaporeans are fearful of voicing out their political views. The issue is that Singaporeans are brought up in a culture of conforming to society and this society is one that keeps their opinion to themselves.

    This culture is one that is conditioned in to the population from a young age, schools in Singapore do not emphasise on the creative thinking of students or encourage them to speak their minds.
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  • I feel that in Singapore, there are not many places where there is freedom of speech as there are not many places where we are able to voice out. When voicing out, we are also restricted by what we are able to say, if we speak wrongly we will be arrested. Since the goverment controls part of the media, any information presented would be in the favor of the goverment.

    I would like to ask, why do Singaporean fear of voicing out their political views, it is because of fear?
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  • i have a question

    i understand that media in singapore is controlled by the government.
    if singaporeans don't vote for a new ruling party nor voice out their unhappiness for the government and like you said its not easy establishing a free press

    so can give me an example on how can we achieve a free press in singapore when everything is controlled by the government ?

    p.s i dunno whether my question make sense anot LOL!!!! sry ar
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  • Persecuted those it perceived either as race enemies Life unworthy of livingJews Slavs Roma Homosppl w/ disability
  • Treaty puts all blame on Germany. Takes a toll on german economy because of heavy reparations Other countries prejudice against germany so military power was taken away from germanyMonarchy collapsed and germany was declared a republic
  • WISP Germany

    1. 1. Done By: Lim Chee Wee<br /> Lee Jing<br /> Eugene Teo<br /> Norman Leow<br /> Eng Li Qiang<br />WISP<br />An Imagined Future: <br />Singapore in 2061<br />
    2. 2. Overview<br /><ul><li> The Nazi Party
    3. 3. Timeline
    4. 4. Influence of the Nazi party
    5. 5. Keys factors contributing to the Holocaust
    6. 6. Present days in Singapore
    7. 7. Preventing 2061happening</li></li></ul><li>Overview<br /><ul><li>The Nazi Party
    8. 8. Timeline
    9. 9. Influence of the Nazi party
    10. 10. Keys factors contributing to the Holocaust
    11. 11. Present days in Singapore
    12. 12. Preventing 2061happening</li></li></ul><li>The Nazi Party<br /><ul><li> Founded as the German Workers’ Party by Anton Drexler in 1919
    13. 13. Renamed in 1920 as National Socialist German Workers’ Party
    14. 14. Membership grew within a short span of time
    15. 15. Nazi ideology stresses
    16. 16. Failures of communism and democracy.
    17. 17. Racial purity of the German people
    18. 18. Those perceived as race enemies
    19. 19. Life unworthy of living</li></li></ul><li>Overview<br /><ul><li> The Nazi Party
    20. 20. Timeline
    21. 21. Influence of the Nazi party
    22. 22. Keys factors contributing to the Holocaust
    23. 23. Present days in Singapore
    24. 24. Preventing 2061happening</li></li></ul><li>Timeline<br />Hiccups in Nazi party <br />|<br />Golden Era<br />1923-1929<br />Post World War<br />1918-1919<br />Dawn of Weimar Republic<br />1919-1923<br />|<br />Expansion of the Nazi party<br />Fall of Weimar Republic<br />1929-1933<br />|<br />Rise of the Nazi party<br />
    25. 25. Timeline<br />Hiccups in Nazi party <br />|<br />Golden Era<br />1923-1929<br />Post World War<br />1918-1919<br />Dawn of Weimar Republic<br />1919-1923<br />|<br />Expansion of the Nazi party<br />Fall of Weimar Republic<br />1929-1933<br />|<br />Rise of the Nazi party<br />
    26. 26. Post World War I (1918-1919)<br /><ul><li> Signed “Treaty of Versailles”
    27. 27. German national pride was diminished
    28. 28. Germany was declared a Republic</li></li></ul><li>Timeline<br />Hiccups in Nazi party <br />|<br />Golden Era<br />1923-1929<br />Post World War<br />1918-1919<br />Dawn of Weimar Republic<br />1919-1923<br />|<br />Expansion of the Nazi party<br />Fall of Weimar Republic<br />1929-1933<br />|<br />Rise of the Nazi party<br />
    29. 29. Dawn of Weimar Republic (1919-1923)<br /><ul><li> Government divided into to wings.
    30. 30. Left Wing
    31. 31. Right Wing
    32. 32. Left Wing
    33. 33. Support social change for a equal society ( Socialist, Communist and etc)
    34. 34. Include parties such as SPD, KPD
    35. 35. Right Wing
    36. 36. Maintaining Traditional social orders ( Nationalist, Fascist and etc )
    37. 37. Include parties such as NSDAP, DNVP</li></li></ul><li>Dawn of Weimar Republic (1919-1923)Expansion of the Nazi party<br /><ul><li> Adolf Hitler joined Germans Workers’ Party
    38. 38. Later called Nazi Party where he rose to leader
    39. 39. By 1920, there were 3000 members</li></li></ul><li>Timeline<br />Hiccups in Nazi party <br />|<br />Golden Era<br />1923-1929<br />Post World War<br />1918-1919<br />Dawn of Weimar Republic<br />1919-1923<br />|<br />Expansion of the Nazi party<br />Fall of Weimar Republic<br />1929-1933<br />|<br />Rise of the Nazi party<br />
    40. 40. Golden Era (1923-1929)<br /><ul><li> Gustav Stressemann took over the position of chancellor
    41. 41. Restore some peace in Germany
    42. 42. Dawes Plan
    43. 43. Introduce of new currency
    44. 44. Treaty of Locarno
    45. 45. Treaty of Rapallo</li></li></ul><li>Golden Era (1923-1929)Hiccups in Nazi Party<br /><ul><li> A sudden surge of member to about 20,000 in 1923
    46. 46. Hitler attempted to overthrow local authorities in Munich (Beer Hall Putsch)
    47. 47. Hitler was jailed for a year
    48. 48. Made a comeback to reform the party
    49. 49. Nazi party ran for election</li></li></ul><li>Timeline<br />Hiccups in Nazi party <br />|<br />Golden Era<br />1923-1929<br />Post World War<br />1918-1919<br />Dawn of Weimar Republic<br />1919-1923<br />|<br />Expansion of the Nazi party<br />Fall of Weimar Republic<br />1929-1933<br />|<br />Rise of the Nazi party<br />
    50. 50. Fall of Weimar Republic (1929 – 1933)Rise of the Nazi party<br /><ul><li>October 3, 1929 death of Gustav Stressemann
    51. 51. Great Depression hits the world
    52. 52. Competitor groups slowly disappeared or absorbed
    53. 53. Demise of Weimar democracy
    54. 54. Nazi Party won elections
    55. 55. Second largest party in Reichstag</li></li></ul><li>Fall of Weimar Republic (1929 – 1933)Rise of the Nazi party<br /><ul><li> Poor unification of parties in government result in continued economy declination
    56. 56. Hitler gained support amidst chaos
    57. 57. 1933, Hitler was appointed Chancellor
    58. 58. The Chancellors governed through presidential decree
    59. 59. Reichstag Fire
    60. 60. Enabling Act </li></li></ul><li>Overview<br /><ul><li> The Nazi Party
    61. 61. Timeline
    62. 62. Influence of the Nazi party
    63. 63. Keys factors contributing to the Holocaust
    64. 64. Present days in Singapore
    65. 65. Preventing 2061happening</li></li></ul><li>Influence of the Nazi Party<br />
    66. 66. Overview<br /><ul><li> The Nazi Party
    67. 67. Timeline
    68. 68. Influence of the Nazi party
    69. 69. Keys factors contributing to the Holocaust
    70. 70. Present days in Singapore
    71. 71. Preventing 2061happening</li></li></ul><li>Keys Factorscontributing to Holocaust<br /><ul><li> Anti-Semitism
    72. 72. To ensure the country is made up of pure Germans
    73. 73. Weimar constitution was the work of a German Jew and consisted
    74. 74. Weimar politicians, communists and Jews as those who betrayed Germany to its enemies</li></li></ul><li>Keys Factorscontributing to Holocaust<br /><ul><li>Nazi Propaganda
    75. 75. Set up Ministry of Propaganda in 1933
    76. 76. Jews as main target
    77. 77. Various propaganda methods: books, poster, films, radio and newspaper</li></ul>“Derewige Jude” <br />Exhibition Poster <br />“Cheating Jews”<br />Der Giftpilz (The Poisonous Mushroom)<br />The sign reads “ Jews are not wanted here” <br />Children’s Book <br />
    78. 78. Keys Factorscontributing to Holocaust<br /><ul><li>Adolf Hitler
    79. 79. Full control of the government
    80. 80. Dislike Jews
    81. 81. Believe that Jews were the main factor hindering the economy
    82. 82. Germans “ordinary people”
    83. 83. People were happy with their life
    84. 84. Fear of opposing
    85. 85. Could not be bothered</li></li></ul><li>Overview<br /><ul><li> The Nazi Party
    86. 86. Timeline
    87. 87. Influence of the Nazi party
    88. 88. Keys factors contributing to the Holocaust
    89. 89. Present days in Singapore
    90. 90. Preventing 2061happening</li></li></ul><li>Similarities<br /><ul><li>Singaporeans and Nazis both voted for party of government which they think will benefits them more for example; PAP, Nazi’s Party
    91. 91. Have majority of the one party system in the parliament gives the party higher opportunity to rule the country the way they want
    92. 92. Both countries have a long history of mix cultures, religions and races.
    93. 93. Both countries have biasness towards minority groups.</li></li></ul><li>Differences<br /><ul><li>As compared to Nazis, Singapore political structure is better
    94. 94. Nazis aim was to wipe out all other races and disabled people even if they were of the same race.
    95. 95. They used enforcement to remove all others who are of not the same race.</li></li></ul><li>Differences<br /><ul><li>In Singapore, males of all races and religion have to serve the army while females are allow to sign on the army. However, Germany only select males who are from the race of Aryan to join the military.
    96. 96. The employment rate of the Aryan is higher than the other races. Those who goes unemployed were taken to serve the military or military industries.</li></li></ul><li>Political<br /><ul><li>Not enough opposition parties to balance out voting.
    97. 97. Citizens who do not agree with ideas from the majority party will not have no other alternative.
    98. 98. Opposition parties will not be able to speak out their idea and achieve equal agreement.</li></li></ul><li>Culture<br /><ul><li>People of different races will start to have doubts with each other.
    99. 99. People will not have clear state of mind which will affect judgment.
    100. 100. The will be tensions arising from the different groups.</li></li></ul><li>Social<br /><ul><li>Media fully controlled by government.
    101. 101. Limited media source.
    102. 102. Singaporeans dare not voice political views.</li></li></ul><li>Overview<br /><ul><li> The Nazi Party
    103. 103. Timeline
    104. 104. Influence of the Nazi party
    105. 105. Keys factors contributing to the Holocaust
    106. 106. Present days in Singapore
    107. 107. Preventing 2061happening</li></li></ul><li>Question<br />PART C – What can we do to prevent the imagined future<br />of 2061 from becoming a reality?<br />1. Explain how the identified instances of prejudice and<br />discrimination can be addressed to minimise social divisions.<br />2. Highlight some of the problems/challenges that may prevent <br />you from successfully implementing your proposed measures.<br />
    108. 108. First instance of prejudice<br />“The ruling party in Singapore claims to have<br />concrete information that the bombs were planted by<br />extremists from Johor with the help of Muslim<br />Singaporeans.”<br />“This information was repeatedly emphasised day and night via the government controlledMedia.”<br />
    109. 109. First instance of prejudice<br />The locals are make to believe from media that bombing are done by extremist and Singaporean Muslims.<br />Government is controlling the media to release the information every day and night.<br />This is similar to propaganda used by Pre-World War Two Germany.<br />
    110. 110. Minimising Social Division<br />Non-government controlled media- “free press”.<br />A free press is not subjected to publishing what the government wants.<br />Having a free press will allow the general population to discern true news from propaganda.<br />Singapore should always maintain an element of free press.<br />
    111. 111. Problems/Challenges<br />A free press is not easy to maintain as they can easily be removed by the government.<br />Having a free press can cause social unrest in Singapore.<br />Make the country more difficult to govern.<br />
    112. 112. Second instance of prejudice<br />“Parliament (dominated by the ruling party) voted 82-2 (the two dissenting votes were from Opposition MPs) to give the Defence Minister the executive power to initiate any armed conflict as well as to detain any Muslim citizen for protests of any nature.”<br />“Although many non-Muslim Singaporeans felt<br />that this was an over-reaction on the part of the<br />government, most kept silent for pragmatic reasons”<br />
    113. 113. Second instance of prejudice<br />“With this unprecedented mandate, the Defence Minister grew in power and eventually declared martial law and a round-the-clock curfew on all Muslim Singaporeans. All protests were ruthlessly dealt with.”<br />
    114. 114. Minimising Social Division<br />Singapore practices a unicameralistic parliament system<br />Unicameralismis the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber.<br />When the parliament is dominated by the ruling party are able to vote in favor of their own agenda.<br />
    115. 115. Minimising Social Division<br />Bicameralism is the practice of having two parliamentary chambers.<br />The introduction of a lower house with representatives directly elected by the population.<br />Lower house is better suited for representing the peoples views.<br />Lower house has the capability to override the upper house in some ways<br />
    116. 116. Minimising Social Division<br />Another solution is to allow more minority group politicians to represent their views.<br />These politicians will represent their minority groups and protect the interests of their people.<br />
    117. 117. Problems/Challenges<br />Its very difficult to reform the parliament system.<br />The lower house is a group of politician representing the view of different groups of the public.<br />They do not have a common goal. <br />They fight for the interest of their own groups of people <br />It is difficult to find capable leaders within the minority groups <br />
    118. 118. The End<br />