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I support the Iron Cross Stamp by Arminius1871 I support the Iron Cross Stamp by Arminius1871
The Iron Cross was a military decoration in the Kingdom of Prussia, and later in the German Empire (1870–1918) and Nazi Germany (1939–1945). It was established by King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia and first awarded on the 10th of March in 1813 during the Napoleonic Wars (EK 1813). The recommissioned Iron Cross was also awarded during the Franco-Prussian War (EK 1870), World War I (EK 1914), and World War II (EK 1939, re-introduced with a swastika added in the center). The Iron Cross was normally a military decoration only, though there were instances of it being awarded to civilians for performing military functions.

The design of the cross symbol was black with a white or silver outline. It was ultimately derived from the cross patty occasionally used by the Teutonic Order from the 13th century.[1] The black cross patty was also used as the symbol of the German Army from 1871 to March/April 1918, when it was replaced by the bar cross. In 1956, it was re-introduced as the symbol of the Bundeswehr, the modern German armed forces.

A symbol of bravery, freedom and honour.
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:icontheagentofvenom:
theagentofvenom Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Student Writer
A mighty cross from a great empire. If it weren't for WWI...
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
Yeah it´s cool!
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:iconharoldcheese:
HaroldCheese Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Student General Artist
The Iron Cross is an icon of the German military. It should be treasured as it represents bravery and courage. 
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
Thanks finally someone who knows that :)
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:iconlinumhortulanus:
Linumhortulanus Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A hundred times better  than the Austrian Armed Forces' symbol! I hate our war triangle(that's how I call it)....

commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil…
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
I never knew about that Dreieck, I prefer the cross too XD
Did Austrians get the iron cross in 1813-1815 too? Or only
Prussians?
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:iconlinumhortulanus:
Linumhortulanus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to correct myself! The Iron Cross is a kind of Cross pattée. According to Wikipedia, the Cross pattée has been used in the Austrian Empire since the end of the Napolionic Wars! It was the majestic symbol of all Austro-Hungarian aircrafts from 1915 to 1918!
(so I wasn't totally wrong)
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
In the end all our crosses go back to the christian cross^^

Do you know the movie about the Deutschmeister? It is sooo lovely **

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrzZtK…
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:iconlinumhortulanus:
Linumhortulanus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, probably you are right! I will watch the movie as soon as I've got enough time.^^
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:iconlinumhortulanus:
Linumhortulanus Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am not too sure because I am no expert in this subject, but I don't think so. Probably only Prussians used it at the beginning. I guess that it started to become popular in Austria during WW1. In this article are some informations about its usage in Austrian Military history. austria-forum.org/af/Wissenssa…

There were also some military medals which were quite similar to the Iron Cross. In this picture you can see a very good example.ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I…
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
A great info thanks man!

When are u online in skype?^^
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:iconlinumhortulanus:
Linumhortulanus Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always when I don't forget to hit the "online button"!^^;
No, usually I am online in the evening, between 7 and 10 o'clock!
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Cool, I am still in the hotel in Tirol so I have no time, but maybe next week^^
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:iconlinumhortulanus:
Linumhortulanus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright! Viel Vergnügen!^^
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Es is so schee hier **
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Disstrack Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
Ich verstehe nicht, warum man es nicht einfach benutzt, zumal mir aus dem stehgreif einer einfällt, de es auch in unserer pazifistenrepublik verdient hätte...

gut das mag daran liegen, das ich gerade das sabaton lied über ihn höhre (hearts of iron)
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
Weil alles was mit Kultur und Deutschtum zu tun hat mit den
Nazis gleichgesetzt wird von unseren Waschlappenpolitikern^^
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:iconoddgarfield:
OddGarfield Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Student
I support the Iron Cross.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
Thx a lot mate!
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:iconoddgarfield:
OddGarfield Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student
You're welcome.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015   Photographer
Don't understand why they don't bring it back, it's on Bundeswehr vehicles, as you say.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
It can be only used if there is a new war. They could´ve used it in the Afghanistan conflict,
but they wanted to hide it´s a war.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015   Photographer
I see.
(I mean the decoration, though.)
Isn't that silly? I mean, everyone in the world can see it's a war!
My definition of "war": If they're shooting at each other, it's a war... :)
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
Yes war against terror at least, fair enough. But maybe it´s better
the BRD doesn´t because it can´t represent the real Germany well
anyway.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015   Photographer
I suppose you know that better than I do.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
Yes we have material wealth, but to me the german spirit is too weak,
and that annoys me.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015   Photographer
Sorry to hear that. But it seems common in the Western world.
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raspberryvixen Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE it.  This is great.  I'm so using this!  =)
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Awesome, then u will be my first user of it **
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raspberryvixen Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's up in my left column on my profile page.  Go take a peek...I think you'll like it...  =)
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Found it, it fits in perfectly :)
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raspberryvixen Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!!  =)
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Spiritswriter123 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Support the iron cross? You're obviously a racist Nazi-Commie-Imperialist 'murica hater that wants to start WWIII and conquer the world!
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:iconoddgarfield:
OddGarfield Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Student
You idiot, the Iron Cross existed before the Nazi regeme.
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Spiritswriter123 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It also existed before the concept of Communism existed, I was being sarcastic
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:iconoddgarfield:
OddGarfield Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Student
Though you are correct.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
You forget homophob fascist populist XD
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TheKonijn24 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess you made this stamp because ur angray for me for some reason. At least I do not need a symbol to express my feelings.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Lol no why should I be angry XD

I wanted to do a stamp for this beautiful symbol anyway ;)
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:iconthekonijn24:
TheKonijn24 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful? Well I do not things are so beautiful when they were on Hitler's chest. But you can use it I do not give a fuck.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
Hitler ate stroopwaffles :P Don´t touch them anymore!
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:iconthekonijn24:
TheKonijn24 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He didn't. He gassed them :P
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Strassenlaterne Featured By Owner Edited Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm using it ^^
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Great I did sth. others use yeah XD
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:iconstrassenlaterne:
Strassenlaterne Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You make good stamps, so why not? ^^
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
I´ll do more, I´m motivated at the moment XD
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:iconstrassenlaterne:
Strassenlaterne Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool XD
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Annabeth5110 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Professional Writer
I support the iron cross! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Aw thanks, I really love this symbol^^
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