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the "peace symbol" (that 60's-era sign of...well, peace) is actually an upside down broken cross and it is the same meaning as a swastica??? The reason I ask, a peace symbol is what one of my organizations wants to put on some t-shirts for kids and adults. Just like those that you see at Joe's Crab Shack and even DisneyWorld: "Peace - Love(a heart) - and our mascot". Is this common knowledge that I didn't now about??? Is that what everyone sees and I've got on my rose-colored glasses???
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If you look on Wikipedia it explains the following:
"The swastika (from Sanskrit: svÃ¡stika स्वस्तिक ) is an equilateral cross with its arms bent at right angles, in either right-facing (卐) form or its mirrored left-facing (卍) form."
On the other hand "The symbol itself is a combination of the semaphoric signals for the letters "N" and "D," standing for Nuclear Disarmament. In semaphore the letter "N" is formed by a person holding two flags in an upside-down "V," and the letter "D" is formed by holding one flag pointed straight up and the other pointed straight down. These two signals imposed over each other form the shape of the peace symbol."
I think the 2 look very different. Hope this helps!
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