History Main / NonNaziSwastika

18th Feb '18 11:01:12 AM nombretomado
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* RedOctober era Russia: the swastika was used as a symbol on the Provisional Government money (kerenki). The Bolsheviks also considered adopting it but ultimately rejected it in favor of the famous red star. Ironically, the Nazi party chose it to have a strong, identifiable symbol which would counter the Communists'.

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* RedOctober UsefulNotes/RedOctober era Russia: the swastika was used as a symbol on the Provisional Government money (kerenki). The Bolsheviks also considered adopting it but ultimately rejected it in favor of the famous red star. Ironically, the Nazi party chose it to have a strong, identifiable symbol which would counter the Communists'.
12th Feb '18 3:54:42 PM Cavery210
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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has a minor villain with a manji tattooed on his forehead. This was removed in the English anime dub, but kept in the English manga localization with an editorial note for explanation. This is lampshaded in [[WebVideo/YuYuHakushoAbridged Lanipator's]] AbridgedSeries. Yusuke calls the villain a skinhead, and when the villain reacts with wonderment, Yusuke asks him how he couldn't see that one coming, pointing that he is both bald and has a swastika on his forehead. It then gets a further twist, as the villain starts explaining at length how his swastika is not German but Buddhist, and Yusuke attacks him while he monologues, telling him afterwards that he was perfectly aware of the difference but needed a distraction.

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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has a minor villain with a manji tattooed on his forehead. This was removed in the edited English anime dub, but kept in the English manga localization with an editorial note for explanation. This is lampshaded in [[WebVideo/YuYuHakushoAbridged Lanipator's]] AbridgedSeries. Yusuke calls the villain a skinhead, and when the villain reacts with wonderment, Yusuke asks him how he couldn't see that one coming, pointing that he is both bald and has a swastika on his forehead. It then gets a further twist, as the villain starts explaining at length how his swastika is not German but Buddhist, and Yusuke attacks him while he monologues, telling him afterwards that he was perfectly aware of the difference but needed a distraction.



* One of the ''TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}}'' trading card game cards, the Koga's Ninja Trick card, originally had the symbol on it in mirror image until people complained and it was altered.

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* One of the ''TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}}'' trading card game cards, the Koga's Ninja Trick card, originally had the symbol on it in mirror image until people complained and it was altered.altered for the international release.
10th Feb '18 1:48:11 PM HarpieSiren
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** China and Japan: Eternity. Also used in Japan (as well as in Korea, Taiwan, and UsefulNotes/HongKong) to mark the locations of Buddhist temples on maps. Present in words of chants that are in Old Japanese, and ones that are actually in a old Chinese language/dialect and just read with the Japanese pronunciation of the kanji.The ones in a Chinese language may additionally be the result of Chinese monks phonetically rendering the original Sanskrit into a Chinese language without, in fact, translating it, however, this troper is not good enough at any Chinese languages to be sure. It does make a case for the manji becoming a kanji in the first place, though. This article previously claimed it also meant 10,000. This is false. 10,000 is "mahn" written 万. Troopers would do well to not learn one word in another language and believe themselves fluent for it.

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** China and Japan: Eternity. Also used in Japan (as well as in Korea, Taiwan, and UsefulNotes/HongKong) to mark the locations of Buddhist temples on maps. Present in words of chants that are in Old Japanese, and ones that are actually in a old Chinese language/dialect and just read with the Japanese pronunciation of the kanji. The ones in a Chinese language may additionally be the result of Chinese monks phonetically rendering the original Sanskrit into a Chinese language without, in fact, translating it, however, this troper is not good enough at any Chinese languages to be sure.it. It does make a case for the manji becoming a kanji in the first place, though. This article previously It's often claimed it also meant mean 10,000. This is false. 10,000 is "mahn" written 万. Troopers would do well to not learn one word in another language and believe themselves fluent for it.
10th Feb '18 1:38:10 PM chairdesklamp
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** China and Japan: Eternity and the number 10,000. Also used in Japan (as well as in Korea, Taiwan, and UsefulNotes/HongKong) to mark the locations of Buddhist temples on maps.

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** China and Japan: Eternity and the number 10,000. Eternity. Also used in Japan (as well as in Korea, Taiwan, and UsefulNotes/HongKong) to mark the locations of Buddhist temples on maps.maps. Present in words of chants that are in Old Japanese, and ones that are actually in a old Chinese language/dialect and just read with the Japanese pronunciation of the kanji.The ones in a Chinese language may additionally be the result of Chinese monks phonetically rendering the original Sanskrit into a Chinese language without, in fact, translating it, however, this troper is not good enough at any Chinese languages to be sure. It does make a case for the manji becoming a kanji in the first place, though. This article previously claimed it also meant 10,000. This is false. 10,000 is "mahn" written 万. Troopers would do well to not learn one word in another language and believe themselves fluent for it.
10th Feb '18 1:25:39 PM chairdesklamp
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[[OlderThanTheyThink The swastika is an ancient sun symbol, used in many cultures throughout history]]. If you see a swastika in either an Asian-themed work, or one from the 1920s or earlier, the symbol has nothing to do with UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.

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[[OlderThanTheyThink The swastika manji is an ancient sun symbol, originating in Sanskrit, a writing system in use during The Buddha's lifetime, and used in many cultures throughout history]]. The manji is its name in Japanese, further clarification below. If you see a swastika it in either an Asian-themed work, or one from the 1920s or earlier, the symbol has nothing to do with UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.UsefulNotes/NaziGermany. Hitler appropriated the symbol as part of his beliefs that all Asian things were mystical-heathen-occult beliefs--a racist misconception many still hold today.



* '''Manji''' is the Japanese word for the counterclockwise version of the symbol (卍). Japanese also has a few different words for the clockwise version (卐), most of which translate along the lines of "reverse manji". It comes from the Chinese character for either symbol, man (卍 or 卐)"manji" means "man symbol/letter/character".

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* '''Manji''' is the Japanese word for the counterclockwise version of the symbol (卍). Japanese also has a few different words for the clockwise version (卐), most of which translate along the lines of "reverse manji". It comes from the Chinese character for either symbol, man (卍 or 卐)"manji" means "man symbol/letter/character".
symbol/letter/character". In Japanese, it is really only in use in Buddhist texts and the like, hence its meaning as a part of a word can often be unclear even to native Japanese speakers/within the Japanese language itself, therefore the self-referential name.
3rd Feb '18 5:12:00 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Marvelous faction "Outside Rs" are known for a pose where they make manjis with their limbs, [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSF8mCzV4AEWzXo.jpg or fingers]] in the case of [[Wrestling/BlackRose Rosa Negra]], who initially [[FunnyForeigner didn't know what the kids were doing]].

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* Marvelous faction "Outside Rs" Mabutachi 2 Manjimanji are known for a pose where they make manjis with their limbs, [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSF8mCzV4AEWzXo.jpg or fingers]] in the case of [[Wrestling/BlackRose Rosa Negra]], who initially [[FunnyForeigner didn't know what the kids were doing]].
14th Jan '18 11:54:04 PM Fangusu
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It stands at a 90-degree angle instead of a 45-degree one, and its arms may point in either direction, whereas the Nazi swastika's arms always points clockwise. Usually, but far from always, there are lots of variants. See the RealLife examples below for more details.

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It stands at a 90-degree angle instead of a 45-degree one, and its arms may point in either direction, whereas the Nazi swastika's arms always points point clockwise. Usually, but far from always, there are lots of variants. See the RealLife examples below for more details.
11th Jan '18 2:52:13 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Marvelous faction "Outside Rs" are known for a pose where they make manjis with their limbs, [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSF8mCzV4AEWzXo.jpg or fingers]] in the case of [[Wrestling/BlackRose Rosa Negra]], who initially didn't know what the kids were doing.

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* Marvelous faction "Outside Rs" are known for a pose where they make manjis with their limbs, [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSF8mCzV4AEWzXo.jpg or fingers]] in the case of [[Wrestling/BlackRose Rosa Negra]], who initially [[FunnyForeigner didn't know what the kids were doing.doing]].
11th Jan '18 2:46:09 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Marvelous faction "Outside Rs" are known for a pose where they make manjis with their limbs, [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSF8mCzV4AEWzXo.jpg or fingers]] in the case of [[Wrestling/BlackRose Rosa Negra]], who initially didn't know what the kids were doing.
9th Jan '18 6:45:51 PM gophergiggles
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* Similarly, "Swastika Trail" in Toronto came under some fire from B'nai Brith Canada who started an online movement to change the streets name but [[https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/12/21/puslinch-township-votes-to-keep-swastika-trail-street-name.html were outvoted 4-1]] and the name was retained. Like Swastika, Ontario, the name was adopted in the 1920's and has nothing to do with Nazism, but this doesn't stop the street name from generating controversy.
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