Questions tagged [monuments]

A monument is something placed to commemorate a historic event or person. Use for questions about the politics of placing or removing them. Use with any appropriate country tags.

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Is there any other country in the world, besides the US, that erects monuments to those who took up arms against it and lost?

Richmond's mayor Levar Stoney was quoted as saying (in the context of the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee) Mr Northam called the statue "a monument to the Confederate insurrection". [.....
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Has it already been discussed in Congress about what to do with the Confederate statues at the Gettysburg National Military Park?

I would like to know if it has already been discussed in Congress about what to do with the Confederate statues located at the Gettysburg National Military Park, or if there is a future date that has ...
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Has the Democratic Party expressed support for the removal of the Lincoln Emancipation statue?

Washington D.C.'s non-voting representative, Elanor Holmes Norton, has stated The designers of the Emancipation Statue in Lincoln Park in DC didn’t take into account the views of African Americans. ...
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Are any American politicians advocating the removal of slaveowning Presidents' imagery?

After the recent removal of statues by protesters around the world, London has called for a review while British activists have proposed the removal of statues of people such as Gladstone for "his ...
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Have any local/national authorities conducted official reviews of historical landmarks?

Following the toppling of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol on June 7th, the renewed support for the "Rhodes must fall" campaign, targeting predominantly the statue of Cecil Rhodes at ...
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What previous actions had been taken by Bristol city council regarding the statue of Edward Colston?

During the George Floyd protests in Bristol on June 7th, a statue of Edward Colston was pulled down and thrown into the city harbour by demonstrators. According to the BBC: Earlier in the day, in ...
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Why does Russia seem to praise USSR personalities almost three decades after the fall of communism?

The dissolution of the Soviet Union occurred on December 26, 1991, more than 26 years ago. However, communist personalities (symbols) are still displayed in many places: Body of Stalin was temporary ...
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Where did all the Confederate Statues come from?

Why are there so many Confederate Statues in the United States? The Confederate States LOST the Civil War so why are there so many statues to people who tried to break up the country and lost? I've ...
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Who initiated the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville?

Who initiated the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville? Any person or group of people who officially initiated the removal.
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Why are some against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee?

The Unite the Right rally was ostensibly a protest over the removal of the Robert E. Lee sculpture in Charlottesville, Virginia. While I realize that many protesters used this as an excuse for other ...
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How necessary is it to destroy statues in Ukraine? [closed]

How necessary is it to destroy statues in Ukraine? They could have preserved them as a part of their history. At least they could become tourist attractions.
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