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"What does the swastika mean in your country?"

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The swastika (as a character å or å) is a geometrical figure and an ancient religious icon from the cultures of Eurasia, where it has been and remains a symbol of divinity and spirituality in Indian religions and East Asian religions.[1][2][3][4] In the Western world it was a symbol of auspiciousness and good luck until the 1930s, when it became a feature of Nazi symbolism as an emblem of Aryan race identity and, as a result, was stigmatized by association with ideas of racism and antisemitism.[5][6]

 

in my country:

 

absolutely everyone knows it on sight and knows it as the insignia of the Nazi Party. we have the whole course on WWII in high-school, then one more, even less censored, in university. so it's also a common knowledge on which side Japan fought. wasn't expecting this video to be so merry at all..

 

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Nazi party


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Nazi party

 

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usually Nazi, but intellectuals will something other and good, I don't know what that is tho

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It's a sign of spiritual relevance in my country (the swastika not this logo) and we use it during religious functions. BUT I also know the significance behind the symbol and not ignorant (like the Japanese in this video). I can tell apart a nazi symbol from a swastika as should anyone who has learnt history in school. 

 

I hate that this become a symbol for the Nazi movement as it was a divine symbol much before that, and it was totally misused for an evil cause. The difference is that we use dots on the symbol. 

 

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Nazi

It’s a big part of what we study in school

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it holds enormous spiritual significance - the symbol is only associated with nazism if it's in that context like history/neo-nazism etc. 

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I associate it with Hitler and the Nazi party even though I know it was originally something well meaning

 

Though at the end of the day it’s only a symbol, it’s the meaning we as people or our culture attach to them that make it “good†or “badâ€

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It's a sign of spiritual relevance in my country and we use it during religious functions. BUT I also know the significance behind the symbol and not ignorant (like the Japanese in this video). I can tell apart a nazi symbol from a swastika as should anyone who has learnt history in school. 

 

I hate that this become a symbol for the Nazi movement as it was a divine symbol much before that, and it was totally misused for an evil cause. The difference is that we use dots on the symbol. 

 

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it is a shame. like we must have covered the origin of the symbol itself yet it's not the meaning that stuck in my mind 

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Nobody really cares, but the older generation would think it was the buddist symbol.

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In Canada it would absolutely be immediately identified with Nazis, but my home in Vietnam would see it was a religious symbol since a significant part of the population is Buddhist. 

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Depends of the degree position of the swastika. 

 

This horizontal position:

 

å or å it has spiritual meaning for different cultures during thousand of years.

 

If the swastika it's turned 45º it the National-Socialism Party symbol. 

 

I think I remember an article where it said that Japan wanted to erase the swastika so it would not cause misunderstanding for the foreigners that will visit the country during Olympics in 2020. 

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Swastika is a Sanskrit word. Swasti means well being, swastika means asking the well - being of the gods.

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