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Long Forgotten Legacy by Doguey Long Forgotten Legacy by Doguey
Königreich Preußen. Dissolved in 1947

This is my Prussian flag and my Iron Cross.

A lot of people think of the Iron Cross as a nazi symbol but it isn't. Hitler brought it back in 1939 as a German decoration and add the nazy swastika to it.
The Iron Cross was a military decoration of the Kingdom of Prussia, and later of Germany, which was established by King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia and first awarded on 10 March 1813 in Breslau, during the Napoleonic Wars. It's mostly a decoration for bravery.
The design is based on the symbol of the Teutonic Knights and it's also part of the current logo of the Bundeswehr, Germany's Armed Forces.
Mine is a replica of 1870 and it's in nothing related to the nazi government.

Sorry if it disturbed some of you

Similar I have on my cosplay account [link]
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SizarieldoR Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Ah, the F-R ligature for Frederick, very nice.


IMHO it's a shame that the Nazis appropriated so many symbols from German history, those symbols are very catchy but are sort of tainted nowadays.
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Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
I wouldn't say Prussias legacy is forgotten: Without Prussia, Germany as a country wouldn't exist. And how can a German wake up every morning, without remembering even once a month, that at the begin his nation stands a great kingdom, that's very important for his history? But surely it's meaning isn't that important anymore than it was when it still existed. I'd say the legacy is now trivialized.
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Doguey Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I know...
But here the people doesn't even know what Prussia is. Or they said that it's been hundreds of years since it doesn't exist anymore. Things like that.
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Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
That's kinda sad, but in Canada it's not neccesary to know about Prussia. So I think it comes from self.
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Doguey Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I know... But I found it sad that they don't even speak of it in history classes (At least in mine they didn't XD)
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Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Well, you're right, that should at least be mentioned...
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Doguey Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cause it's still a part of the history
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Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Exactly
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Humble-Stitches Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I really like this photo <3 It's pretty and holds a lot of meaning.

The Nazi party borrowed all of their symbols - none of them were self created. I think that's why Hitler was rejected from art school O_O;

I never knew the Teutonic/Templar/Iron Cross was borrowed though - the more you knooow~
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Doguey Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you

I know XD He stole them or asked someone else to did them of him. Like the car, the Beetle, he was the one who had the original idea of that car

Someone actually design the Iron Cross but it's still base on the teutonic symbol. You can easily compare both
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