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26th Nov '17 4:53:51 PM nombretomado
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German Neo-Nazi groups choose to use symbols of ImperialGermany instead, which highly annoys German monarchist groups.

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German Neo-Nazi groups choose to use symbols of ImperialGermany UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany instead, which highly annoys German monarchist groups.
24th Nov '17 7:38:25 PM Malady
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* The third ''HarryPalmer'' film, ''Film/BillionDollarBrain'', has its main villain in the demented, Communist-hating General Midwinter and his private army. To emphasise the General's fascistic nature, the film's designers gave him this none-too-subtle insignia... [[http://cinetropolis.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/billion-dollar-brain-6.png workaround]]

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* The third ''HarryPalmer'' ''Film/HarryPalmer'' film, ''Film/BillionDollarBrain'', has its main villain in the demented, Communist-hating General Midwinter and his private army. To emphasise the General's fascistic nature, the film's designers gave him this none-too-subtle insignia... [[http://cinetropolis.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/billion-dollar-brain-6.png workaround]]



-->'''Liebkind:''' You made ze Fuehrer look like a fool!
-->'''Bialystock and Bloom:''' He didn't need our help!

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-->'''Liebkind:''' You made ze Fuehrer look like a fool!
-->'''Bialystock
fool!\\
'''Bialystock
and Bloom:''' He didn't need our help!
1st Nov '17 3:20:48 PM trulymadmoves
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' set in London in 1940, we don't see any Nazi imagery or hear any details about what they do apart from the fact that Griff is passionate about helping to stop them. The episode manages to avoid succumbing entirely, as the characters do openly use the ''word'' "Nazis".
13th Sep '17 1:08:08 AM PaulA
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* In-universe example: in Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows, at Bill and Fleur's wedding early in the book, Viktor Krum nearly attacks Xenophilus Lovegood because the latter is wearing an amulet in the shape of the Deathly Hallows symbol. To Lovegood this just symbolizes the Deathly Hallows and the search for them, but to Krum and everyone else who's a recent alumnus of Durmstrang, it has come to be associated with Gellert Grindelwald and his reign of evil.

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* In-universe example: in Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows, ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', at Bill and Fleur's wedding early in the book, Viktor Krum nearly attacks Xenophilus Lovegood because the latter is wearing an amulet in the shape of the Deathly Hallows symbol. To Lovegood this just symbolizes the Deathly Hallows and the search for them, but to Krum and everyone else who's a recent alumnus of Durmstrang, it has come to be associated with Gellert Grindelwald and his reign of evil.



* The cover of Creator/NormanMailer’s “The Castle in the Forrest” shows an archway. In the [[http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/0812978498/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_0?ie=UTF8&index=0 American version]] there is a swastika on the capstone. That is gone in the [[http://www.manz.at/list.html?inline=1&back=63d488460ec9befe56ed2064fca49021&isbn=978-0-349-12070-6&xid=1091905&page=1 European version]].
** This is the norm in Germany, where the swastika on the covers of imported books (like the English paperback version of Robert Harris's ''Fatherland'') has to be covered by a sticker when on display.
* Lampshaded in Dennis Wheatley's "The Devil Rides Out." The Duke hangs a swastika around the neck of the unconscious Simon Aron to protect him from the influence of Satanists, and Rex remarks that it's somewhat dicey to put such a symbol around the neck of a Jew. The Duke points out the history of the device as a symbol of light, and that the Nazi version is the same device reversed! Presumably this aside was included simply to address this trope.

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* The cover of Creator/NormanMailer’s “The Castle in the Forrest” Creator/NormanMailer's ''Literature/TheCastleInTheForest'' shows an archway. In the [[http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/0812978498/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_0?ie=UTF8&index=0 American version]] there is a swastika on the capstone. That is gone in the [[http://www.manz.at/list.html?inline=1&back=63d488460ec9befe56ed2064fca49021&isbn=978-0-349-12070-6&xid=1091905&page=1 European version]].
** This is the norm in Germany, where the swastika on the covers of imported books (like the English paperback version of Robert Harris's ''Fatherland'') ''Literature/{{Fatherland}}'') has to be covered by a sticker when on display.
* Lampshaded in Dennis Wheatley's "The Devil Rides Out." Creator/DennisWheatley's ''Literature/TheDevilRidesOut''. The Duke hangs a swastika around the neck of the unconscious Simon Aron to protect him from the influence of Satanists, and Rex remarks that it's somewhat dicey to put such a symbol around the neck of a Jew. The Duke points out the history of the device as a symbol of light, and that the Nazi version is the same device reversed! Presumably this aside was included simply to address this trope.
4th Sep '17 7:46:42 AM Peteman
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*** Thankfully, every other version [[AvertedTrope averts]] this hard.

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*** Thankfully, every other version [[AvertedTrope averts]] this hard.this.
30th Aug '17 5:20:54 AM SAMAS
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* Video Game Parody: Morden's Army in ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'', despite having no connection with the Nazis, has emblems that are strangely reminiscent of Nazi ones, but "poorly censored"--most frequently, a Nazi swastika with the outer arms removed, leaving it an X, but also a phoenix that bears a more than passing resemblance to the Nazi Eagle. This is so blatant that some people who don't realize this was also the case in the JP version think they actually ''are'' poorly censored Nazis.

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* Video Game Parody: Morden's Army in ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'', despite having ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' has no connection with the Nazis, has but a ''strong'' resemblance to WWII German forces), including emblems that are strangely reminiscent of Nazi ones, ones but "poorly censored"--most frequently, censored"--their symbol is a black "X" on a white background within a red circle, resembling a Nazi swastika with the outer arms removed, leaving it an X, but also a phoenix that bears a more than passing resemblance to the Nazi Eagle. This is so blatant that some people who don't realize this was also the case in the JP version think they actually ''are'' poorly censored Nazis.
21st Aug '17 6:31:28 PM Onlythrice
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It is odd that video games do this as Germany is a relatively poor market for war-based games to begin with, especially compared to The United States, Russia and The United Kingdom. Only markets that prefer niche Japanese games at all times (like Japan and France) and places where the video game market is small the genre performs worse than there. That being said, [[CashCowFranchise really mainstream FPS titles]] (like VideoGame/CallOfDuty ) do fare well and still sell in the millions.

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It is odd that video games do this as Germany is a relatively poor market for war-based games to begin with, especially compared to The United States, Russia and The United Kingdom. Only markets that prefer niche Japanese games at all times (like Japan and France) and places where the video game market is small the genre performs worse than there. That being said, [[CashCowFranchise really mainstream FPS titles]] (like VideoGame/CallOfDuty ) VideoGame/CallOfDuty) do fare well and still sell in the millions.



** The North Africa Campaign map that was bundled with the original release got around this problem by having the civilizations "led" by the various actual North African theater commanders - meaning, yes, [[MagnificentBastard Rommel]] for the Germans. They still had to go with the iron cross as an emblem, though.

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** The North Africa Campaign map that was bundled with the original release got around this problem by having the civilizations "led" by the various actual North African theater commanders - meaning, yes, [[MagnificentBastard Rommel]] for the Germans. They still had to go with the iron cross Iron Cross as an emblem, though.



* ''VideoGame/LostHorizon'', a product of Germany, has no swastikas. It is replaced in all contexts by the iron cross. It's particularly noticeable during a visit to Berlin while the 1936 Olympics were on, since there are flags and banners all over the place.

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* ''VideoGame/LostHorizon'', a product of Germany, has no swastikas. It is replaced in all contexts by the iron cross.Iron Cross. It's particularly noticeable during a visit to Berlin while the 1936 Olympics were on, since there are flags and banners all over the place.



* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3'' censors all instances of the swastika to make sure that the germans don't have a cut down, unplayable game (Like back in ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps BO1]]'''s zombie mode). Most notable inclusion is in the "Giant" zombie map, which featured prominent nazi symbolism(Taking place in a nazi Wonder Weapon Research Facility). Now, the facility(Taking place after october of 1945) is littered with red flags with iron crosses and the iconic nazi zombies bear meaningless, plain red armbands in place of swatikas, putting a bad taste in the mouths of countless fans who remembered the iconic look of the map, and taking the "Nazi" away from the fan favorite Nazi Zombie map of the fandom.
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'', the flag for Germany tanks in garage is a red flag with black stripes, however the swastika is replaced by the iron cross.

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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3'' censors all instances of the swastika to make sure that the germans Germans don't have a cut down, unplayable game (Like back in ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps BO1]]'''s zombie mode). Most notable inclusion is in the "Giant" zombie map, which featured prominent nazi symbolism(Taking place in a nazi Wonder Weapon Research Facility). Now, the facility(Taking place after october of 1945) is littered with red flags with iron crosses and the iconic nazi zombies bear meaningless, plain red armbands in place of swatikas, putting a bad taste in the mouths of countless fans who remembered the iconic look of the map, and taking the "Nazi" away from the fan favorite Nazi Zombie map of the fandom.
** The German version of ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWWII'' lacks swastikas as well, and the multiplayer on all versions replaces the swastikas with the Iron Cross so Germans can play with the rest of the international community.
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'', the flag for Germany tanks in garage is a red flag with black stripes, however the swastika is replaced by the iron cross.Iron Cross.
19th Aug '17 12:41:50 AM jormis29
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* ''Franchise/{{Wolfenstein}}'':

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* ''Franchise/{{Wolfenstein}}'':''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'':
13th Aug '17 6:27:35 PM OrigamiTovaychy
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* This strangely happens with the [[https://darkkomet.deviantart.com/art/Slayed-683540314 Slayed]] and [[https://darkkomet.deviantart.com/art/Slayed-The-Lost-Chapter-690923629 Slayed: The Lost Chapter]], Where the Swastika is replaced with a stylized letter [[https://darkkomet.deviantart.com/art/Slayed-The-Lost-Chapter-Episode-0-690931437 N]], but still features Hitler and the term Nazi.
13th Aug '17 8:04:59 AM moloch
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* On a similar "I did it first and I'm not changing it" note, for years Dublin featured an imposing chimney with a swastika on it. It was the Swastika Laundry company. Originally called the Dublin Laundry and using a lucky swastika logo[[note]]though a square swastika, rather than the typically Nazi diamond one[[/note]], when the war broke out the owner decided [[FunnyMoments he was there first, so Hitler should change logos]]. To drive this home, ''he renamed the company the Swastika Laundry!'' Specifically, he officially changed the name to The Swastika Laundry (Estd 1912), to emphasise the fact that he'd used the logo even before the foundation of the Nazi party. Somewhat amusingly, their vans were also bright red, and again, had been since long before war.

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* On a similar "I did it first and I'm not changing it" note, for years Dublin featured an imposing chimney with a swastika on it. It was the Swastika Laundry company. Originally called the Dublin Laundry and using a lucky swastika logo[[note]]though a square swastika, rather than the typically Nazi diamond one[[/note]], when the war broke out the owner decided [[FunnyMoments he was there first, so Hitler should change logos]]. To drive this home, ''he ''[[RefugeInAudacity he renamed the company the Swastika Laundry!'' Laundry!]]'' Specifically, he officially changed the name to The Swastika Laundry (Estd 1912), to emphasise the fact that he'd used the logo even before the foundation of the Nazi party. Somewhat amusingly, their vans were also bright red, and again, had been since long before war. The company lasted until the 1980s, and the chimney still survives, but the painted swastika is long gone.
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