quote:... but you could find only that? From the wikipedia:
I was trying to look for the history of the Audi symbol
quote:PS: Welcome back to the board, K.R.
In 1932 Audi merged with Horch, DKW and Wanderer to form the Auto Union. Before World War II, Auto Union used the four interlinked rings that make up the Audi badge today, representing these four brands. This badge was used, however, only on Auto Union racing cars in that period while the member companies used their own names and emblems.
quote:Well, In Korea..If you see a Red lighted up Swastika in the City.. it's telling you "Hey!! There's a Buddhist temple here!!!".
Originally posted by MarkC: It's not "The Sign" for Buddhism, it's a symbol used by some Buddhist sects. And a bit off topic, but surprising for some, There are about as many Christians in South Korea as there are Buddhists, both at about 26% of the population.
Western use of the motif, along with the religious and cultural meanings attached to it, was subverted in the early twentieth century after it was adopted as the emblem of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazionalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei), also known as the Nazi Party. This association occurred because Nazism stated that the historical Aryans were the forefathers of modern Germans and then proposed that, because of this, the subjugation of the world by Germany was desirable, and even predestined. The swastika was used as a conveniently geometrical and eye-catching symbol to emphasize this mythical Aryan-German correspondence and instil racial pride. Since World War II, most Westerners know the swastika as solely a Nazi symbol, leading to incorrect assumptions about its pre-Nazi use in the West and confusion about its sacred religious and historical status in other cultures.