Orwell’s book 1984 and Eastern Europe, World War II both exemplify the dystopian nature in both the real world, and imaginary. The society of 1984, although fictional, mirrors the political weather of the societies that existed all around him. Orwell's Oceania is a terrifying society reminiscent of Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Soviet Union — complete repression of the human spirit, absolute governmental control of daily life, constant hunger, and the systematic "vaporization”(page 20) of individuals who do not, or will not, comply with the government's values. The use of media propaganda and government manipulation is the key to both the societies created by 1984 and Nazi germany. Hitler’s mass success during World War II was largely based off of his extensive use of propaganda during his campaign. His Anti-Semitic viewpoints as well as his obvious God complex not only gave the people something to be afraid of, but also provided them with a hero who could save them. This strikingly resembles the Big Brother campaign in 1984 with the poster that reads “Nothing to hide, nothing to fear. Big brother is watching”(ch1). When compared side by side, both Hitler’s vision of a controlled society and 1984’s interpretations encompasses the restrictions of personal freedoms, leading to the manipulation of society to the point where these restrictions are considered the norms.