Originally Posted by j
[Politics of the regimes mentioned below are completely irrelevant.]
I agree, it's not a very iconic flag. Too complicated, for one thing. I still think the Japanese Rising Sun with rays is one of the very most iconic, along with the Union Jack and the Nazi Germany flag. Again, I'm not endorsing anything, before someone tries to get up in my face about it. Nor do I fly the Nazi flag, etc. etc. But it is a great design, and would have been no matter who flew it or what atrocities were associated with it.
Commence shocked whinging.
What's wrong with liking the Nazi flag? I think it's great because swastikas have an interesting aesthetic. They're pleasing to look at. And they have been long before the Nazis used them.
Not very interesting fact: Coventry Cathedral (UK) was bombed during the second world war and left in its ruined state. In the corner of the cathedral is a statue of a Hindu man lying down dead that predates the bombing, he has swastikas on him. Check it out if anyone ever visits, there isn't much else to go there for!