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Why Coca-Cola Invented Fanta in Nazi Germany During WWII

Coca-Cola — your favorite drink remained the Nazis’ fav too

Krishna V Chaudhary
Lessons from History
5 min readOct 1, 2022

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Dean Cornwell-” Have a coke” | Image Source: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)

In 1925, the Coca-Cola Company licensed a brass watch fob in the shape of a Swastika with the company logo and a message for the people — the drink “Coca-cola” in bottles for 5 cents.

Swastika Brass made by Coca-Cola | Image Source- Flickr (Public Domain)

It may look weird to many but the swastika symbol was considered a representative of good luck — which is derived from Indian origin.

In Asia, Swastika symbols are associated with religious practices. They are most commonly found in religious buildings and temples.

The swastika is a Sanskrit word. Even there are many different forms available in Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism.

But these all forms are the sign of positivity and spirituality.

The swastika symbol also represents gods such as —
Zeus in ancient Greece,
Jupiter in the Roman empire,
and Thor in the ancient Germanic religion.

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Krishna V Chaudhary
Lessons from History

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