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Finnish Swastika insignia von Rosen WW1 WW2

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#11 Heräkulman Ruhtinas

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 06:44 PM

Yes, prior to ww2, the swastika was in widespread use, for instance:

 

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As for "retarded" it was a deliberately chosen word. USSR (Father Sunshine, J.V.Stalin) did admit in the negotiations that Finnish insignia did not have any connection whatsoever with the German Reich. Also, it is bit exaggerated to call it "Allied" Control Commission because it consisted solely of Russians. Retardedness comes from those who initiated the change, and only in national insignia. I guess they just wanted to show that they won even they could not occupy the country. In the same went many pre-war organisations as "fascist" (like sport klubs, aviation clubs and so on, to pave on the eventual occupation).

 

We have plenty of active unit flags and citations which have the swastika on.

 

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Finnish Air Force Flag

 

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Finnish Defence Forces flag

 

But yes, there was the pretext that a roundel was more modern, and so be it. 


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 09:22 PM

This is the impressive gate to the original Carlsberg brevery built in 1901:
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. . . . And seen from the side:
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And Carlsberg products:
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#13 GregP

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 02:31 AM

I see nobody has mentioned it , so I will.

 

The Finnish swastika emblem is horizontal and the Nazi emblem is at a 45° angle.

 

They are difficult to mix up if you just look at them.

 

I, for one, don't associate the Nazi atrocities of the war with Finland, I associate them with the National Socialist Party in power in Germany before and during the war. Finland was a co-belligerent Axis country until 1944, but wasn't a Nazi country. I don't associate the tripartite, affiliate states, co-belligerents, or client states with the holocaust, either ... just the Nazi party and not all of them. There were many people who were technically members of the Nazi party who did not support any atrocities. Most fighter pilots, for instance, were flying out of a sense of nationalism, though there were some who WERE ardent Nazis. Hans Rudel comes to mind.



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 08:52 PM

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#15 Heräkulman Ruhtinas

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:37 PM

Baltic variations.

 

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 11:58 AM

Think from the Soviet side. 4 years of very bloody and atrocity-heavy war, propaganda reminding you that swastica=nazi=evil. Then a neighbouring country (with whom you have a turbulent past) who was an ally (ignore the legal quibbles) of your great enemy wants to make peace and be on your side now. Oh and by the way they use swasticas too.

I can totally understand why that wasn't popular with them. 'We had it first' isn't the greatest counter to an emotive subject. Though I'm also sure that part of it was a demonstration of power.
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#17 Heräkulman Ruhtinas

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 04:52 PM

No matter what is written, Soviets tried to make the same to Finland as they did to Baltics. Twice in 5 years. They were generally very much pissed off about Finnish resistance to yield. Surely it was a demonstration of power. But also they were trying to remove the Finnish history (and national pride from it) and try to effect so that Finland would turn in to Soviet state in few years.


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 06:39 PM

Contemporary Austrian variation (Wiener Schnitzel in proper form, because Austria is up to elect a nationalist president):

 

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 07:41 PM

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#20 Heräkulman Ruhtinas

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 07:43 PM

Here the official measurements of the hakaristi insignia for planes.

 

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