History Main / NonNaziSwastika

11th Jun '17 7:41:48 PM Scoutstr295
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* The Finnish Air Force used to use a swastika because that was the personal lucky emblem of Count Eric von Rosen, the man who donated their first plane. Confusing when Finland was in an 'enemy of my enemy' style alliance with Nazi Germany during WWII (and operated American and Dutch planes).
** The swastika is square and blue, making it easily distinguishable from the Nazi one. A variant with long central arms was used by the army. While the air force now uses a roundel, both types of swastikas are still quietly found on flags and medals.

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* The Finnish Air Force used to use a swastika because that was the personal lucky emblem of Count Eric von Rosen, the man who donated their first plane. Confusing when Finland UsefulNotes/{{Finland}} was in an 'enemy of my enemy' style EnemyMine-style alliance with Nazi Germany during WWII UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo (and operated American and Dutch planes).
** The swastika is square and blue, making it easily distinguishable from the Nazi one. A variant with long central arms was used by the army. While the air force now uses a roundel, both types of swastikas are still quietly found on flags flags, medals, and medals.war memorials.



** There is an indirect connection between the Finnish swastika and the Nazis. The benefactor of he Finnish air force, the Swedish Count von Rosen, was a good friend of Hermann Goering when the latter was in exile in Sweden in 1920's. Indeed, Goering would go on to marry the count's niece. It is possible that the Nazi use of swastika drew some inspiration from this relationship.

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** There is an indirect connection between the Finnish swastika and the Nazis. The benefactor of he the Finnish air force, the Swedish Count von Rosen, was a good friend of Hermann Goering when the latter was in exile in Sweden in 1920's. Indeed, Goering would go on to marry the count's niece. It is possible that the Nazi use of swastika drew some inspiration from this relationship.
30th May '17 8:15:30 PM thatother1dude
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[[caption-width-right:350: [[NonNaziSwastika Wait a minute]], a ''[[MindScrew Jewish]]'' [[{{Irony}} swastika?!]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: [[NonNaziSwastika Wait a minute]], minute, a ''[[MindScrew Jewish]]'' [[{{Irony}} swastika?!]]]]
26th May '17 6:44:43 AM Saveelich
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* [[http://orig14.deviantart.net/208a/f/2012/268/0/0/2__marine_brigade_ehrhardt_song_book_by_julius1880-d5fv0m7.jpg Soldiers of the Marinebrigade Ehrhardt]], a Free Corps operating at the start of the UsefulNotes/WeimarRepublic that had no ties to the nazi party initially, although it had similar ultra-nationalist and anticommunist prospects. It took part in the fightings for the cities of central Germany and the northwestern ports during the late 1918/early 1919 communist revolution attempts and the Silesian uprisings against Polish insurgents, participated in the Kapp Putsch in 1920, disbanded that year and eventually formed a secret society, the Organisation Consul, which assassinated Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau in 1922. During UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, Ehrhardt refused to help the nazi party but most of his men eventually joined it. Ehrhardt was one of those listed to be killed during [[ThePurge the Night of the Long Knives]], but he managed to escape to Austria.

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* [[http://orig14.deviantart.net/208a/f/2012/268/0/0/2__marine_brigade_ehrhardt_song_book_by_julius1880-d5fv0m7.jpg Soldiers of the Marinebrigade Ehrhardt]], a Free Corps operating led by Hermann Ehrhardt that operated at the start of the UsefulNotes/WeimarRepublic that UsefulNotes/WeimarRepublic. It had no ties to the nascent nazi party initially, although it had similar ultra-nationalist and anticommunist prospects. It took part in the fightings for the cities of central Germany and the northwestern ports during the late 1918/early 1919 communist revolution attempts and the Silesian uprisings against Polish insurgents, participated in the Kapp Putsch in 1920, disbanded that year and eventually formed a secret society, the Organisation Consul, which assassinated Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau in 1922. During UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, Ehrhardt refused to help the nazi party but most of his men eventually joined it. Ehrhardt was it, and he ended up one of those listed to be killed during [[ThePurge the Night of the Long Knives]], but he managed to escape to Austria.
24th May '17 9:53:48 AM Saveelich
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* [[http://orig14.deviantart.net/208a/f/2012/268/0/0/2__marine_brigade_ehrhardt_song_book_by_julius1880-d5fv0m7.jpg The Marinebrigade Ehrhardt]], a Free Corps operating at the start of the UsefulNotes/WeimarRepublic that had no ties to the nazi party initially, although it had similar ultra-nationalist and anticommunist prospects. It took part in the fightings for the cities of central Germany and the northwestern ports during the late 1918/early 1919 communist revolution attempts and the Silesian uprisings against Polish insurgents, participated in the Kapp Putsch in 1920, disbanded that year and eventually formed a secret society, the Organisation Consul, which assassinated Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau in 1922. During UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, Ehrhardt refused to help the nazi party but most of his men eventually joined it. Ehrhardt was one of those listed to be killed during [[ThePurge the Night of the Long Knives]], but he managed to escape to Austria.

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* [[http://orig14.deviantart.net/208a/f/2012/268/0/0/2__marine_brigade_ehrhardt_song_book_by_julius1880-d5fv0m7.jpg The Soldiers of the Marinebrigade Ehrhardt]], a Free Corps operating at the start of the UsefulNotes/WeimarRepublic that had no ties to the nazi party initially, although it had similar ultra-nationalist and anticommunist prospects. It took part in the fightings for the cities of central Germany and the northwestern ports during the late 1918/early 1919 communist revolution attempts and the Silesian uprisings against Polish insurgents, participated in the Kapp Putsch in 1920, disbanded that year and eventually formed a secret society, the Organisation Consul, which assassinated Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau in 1922. During UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, Ehrhardt refused to help the nazi party but most of his men eventually joined it. Ehrhardt was one of those listed to be killed during [[ThePurge the Night of the Long Knives]], but he managed to escape to Austria.
24th May '17 4:44:47 AM Saveelich
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* The entrance hall of the Botanic Faculty of the University of Munich features a rather prominent swastika mosaic on its marble floor. Even though the design, representing flora and fertility, dates back all the way to 1910, it still tends to turn a lot of heads due to the fact that it's in ''UsefulNotes/{{Munich}}''. The university even considered putting up an explanatory sign next to it.

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* The entrance hall of the Botanic Faculty of the University of Munich features a rather prominent swastika mosaic on its marble floor. Even though the design, representing flora and fertility, dates back all the way to 1910, it still tends to turn a lot of heads due to the fact that it's in ''UsefulNotes/{{Munich}}''.''UsefulNotes/{{Munich}}'', of all places. The university even considered putting up an explanatory sign next to it.


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* [[http://orig14.deviantart.net/208a/f/2012/268/0/0/2__marine_brigade_ehrhardt_song_book_by_julius1880-d5fv0m7.jpg The Marinebrigade Ehrhardt]], a Free Corps operating at the start of the UsefulNotes/WeimarRepublic that had no ties to the nazi party initially, although it had similar ultra-nationalist and anticommunist prospects. It took part in the fightings for the cities of central Germany and the northwestern ports during the late 1918/early 1919 communist revolution attempts and the Silesian uprisings against Polish insurgents, participated in the Kapp Putsch in 1920, disbanded that year and eventually formed a secret society, the Organisation Consul, which assassinated Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau in 1922. During UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, Ehrhardt refused to help the nazi party but most of his men eventually joined it. Ehrhardt was one of those listed to be killed during [[ThePurge the Night of the Long Knives]], but he managed to escape to Austria.
15th Mar '17 11:07:25 PM Valiran
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[[caption-width-right:222: [[NonNaziSwastika Wait a minute]], a ''[[MindScrew Jewish]]'' [[{{Irony}} swastika?!]]]]

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15th Mar '17 11:05:55 PM Valiran
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[[caption-width-right:222: [[NonNaziSwastika Wait a minute]], a ''[[MindScrew Jewish]]'' [[{{Irony}} swastika?!]]]]
18th Feb '17 4:52:25 PM MrChips2301
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** Viz Media left the early logo unaltered in their English translation, but added an editors note explaining that it's "an ancient Buddhist symbol, not a swastika".
11th Jan '17 6:03:21 PM nombretomado
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* In ''LookToTheWest'' the swastika becomes thought of as an Etruscan symbol because it was found on an Etruscan artefact and then used as the symbol of a Tuscan-based radical movement inspired by the Etruscan civilisation as a result. In reality of course the Etruscans were just one of many cultures to use the symbol, but it's the one that got all the publicity.

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* In ''LookToTheWest'' ''Literature/LookToTheWest'' the swastika becomes thought of as an Etruscan symbol because it was found on an Etruscan artefact and then used as the symbol of a Tuscan-based radical movement inspired by the Etruscan civilisation as a result. In reality of course the Etruscans were just one of many cultures to use the symbol, but it's the one that got all the publicity.
18th Nov '16 5:12:19 AM VPhantom
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* Corsair LED PC case fans, due to placement of 4 LED strips across the curved fan arms, end up creating a very [[http://i.imgur.com/faWd47Y.jpg Swastika-like pattern]] on the front of your computer when running, complete with the enclosing circle. [[WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation "PC Masterrace" jokes aside]], it's probably unintentional on Corsair's part.

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* Corsair LED PC case fans, due to placement of 4 LED strips across the curved fan arms, end up creating a very [[http://i.imgur.com/faWd47Y.jpg Swastika-like pattern]] on the front of your computer when running, complete with the enclosing circle. [[WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation "PC Masterrace" jokes aside]], it's probably unintentional on Corsair's part.
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