In my universe, in the early 21 century, a neo-nazi movement gains track and eventually takes over a country, and eventually the world through war (third world war). But this is no ordinary nazi party, their ideology combines racial identitarianism and genocide with libertarianism.
Puting it simple, in a diverse society their ideology dictates genocide and authoritarianism until a homogenous society is achieved. And for homogenous societies people live under libertarianism, with free market and freedom of speech. Control of the people and their opinions is achieved with extreme propaganda.
This party does not prefer any race and there are black african nazis and white german ones in their respective countries.
Time passes, and humans reach the stars, colonizing Mars and eventually Venus, so assume large total population, maybe some 20 billion humans one the three planets combined.
Eventually, the party softens and becomes less, well, evil, and accepting of differences, less use of propaganda and more respectful of human rights. The die-hard racists and nazis leave and create their own new party. Let's call the new party NEW and the old OLD.
My question is: As I would really like to use the swastika to represent the bad guys (the NEW), like in real life, how could I justify this 'liberal' nazi party (the OLD) dropping the use of the swastika?, and maybe even changing flag?
This liberalisation of the OLD was a gradual, maybe 50 years proccess that occurred in peace times, no more wars happened after WW3.
- There are is a communist party and libertarian party
- The NEW party is basically the real nazi party from our world
- The population in general, due to brainwashing with propaganda, likes the concept of Nazism, Hitler and the swastika, as they associate this symbol as the one that 'freed' them from democracy.
- This new flag would be used in all countrie's local Nazi Party (the OLD)
- All countries still use their flags from today, new ones usually don't use the Swastika
- In each country, as stated before multiple parties exist, but only one rules
- The parties that are not in power (currently only the OLD are in power) only have seats in (their countrie's) congress
- The OLD party uses the same flag as they did in our world