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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?

There are plenty of counter-examples in the UK; commenters have mentioned Guy Fawkes, who unsuccessfully plotted to assassinate King James I and restore the Catholic monarchy - commemorated with a ...
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Why are some against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee?

Lee was romanticized following the South's bitter defeat The American Civil War was horrible. Tons of people died (about 3% of the population), and the South was wrecked. Following the Confederacy's ...
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Where did all the Confederate Statues come from?

A more fruitful question, perhaps is "when" those monuments were erected, which the chart below illustrates, which provides some good inferences about "why" they were erected. Basically, they were ...
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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?

It's certainly not true in the way the mayor stated, there is a statue of George Washington in London: It's a statue of George Washington, onetime citizen of Great Britain, father of the United ...
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Why are some against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee?

There's two general arguments that I've seen tossed around defending the Lee/Confederate statues (at least those not mentioned while chanting with a literal torch in hand) They're historical ...
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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?

Right next door in Canada, there are a couple of counterexamples. In Winnipeg, there are two statues of Louis Riel, one of them being on the grounds of the provincial legislature, and Louis Riel Day ...
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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?

According to wikipedia the Romans built a number statues to honor their defeated Carthaginian enemy Hannibal.
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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?

Here are two examples from Sweden. The modern Kingdom of Sweden is generally said to have been founded by Gustav Vasa, who ascended the throne in 1523. These examples assume that Sweden fulfills the ...
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Why are some against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee?

My answer ultimately boils down to the same core point as Frank Cedeno's one (give it love and upvotes please), but from a non-US angle. Revering one's ancertral culture's heroes, especially military ...
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Where did all the Confederate Statues come from?

To complement to ohwilleke answer: The original SPLC report for the data in ohwilleke's answer is available online and lists its methodology as well as all monuments and streets/schools that were ...
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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?

Australia - Ned Kelly According to Wikipedia: Ned Kelly (December 1854 – 11 November 1880)[a] was an Australian bushranger, outlaw, gang leader and convicted police-murderer. ... In a manifesto ...
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Why are some against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee?

I think Machavity has the most concrete answer but I wanted to expand on the human element from the point of view of those that are against the tearing down of confederate statues. Please note, that ...
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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?

This is trivially disproven for almost every European country, considering the nature of European wars of annexation, and insurrections against aristocratic or totalitarian regimes. The US is ...
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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?

Brazil has a repertoire of insurrectionists glorified as heroes, some nowadays declared heroes by law in civic memorial Panteão da Pátria e da Liberdade ("Pantheon of Homeland and Freedom"). ...
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Why does Russia seem to praise USSR personalities almost three decades after the fall of communism?

Points to consider: The Soviet block was ruled from Moscow, and (in most cases) the Communist regimes were stablished while under the occupation of the Red Army in WWII. So, even ignoring ideological ...
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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?

Spartacus There are statues of Spartacus all over the Roman Empire. Spartacus led a slave revolt against Rome that was ultimately defeated. Vercingetorix There are several statues of Vercingetorix, ...
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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?

Spain has a good share of statues to Largo Cabellero, Manuel Azaña and others of the losing side of their civil war. Ireland's losing warriors in 1921-23 eventually won power in 1932 and we now have ...
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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?

I know this is a little specific, but I think there's a bit of a mistake here. This statue wasn't built by the United States of America to honor Robert E Lee. It was built by the people of Richmond, ...
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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?

There are many statues in Germany to commemorate the unsuccessful democratic March revolution of 1848. Of course one can discuss if it was really unsuccessful. At least the modern Germany tries to ...
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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?

If we stretch the term "took up arms against" a bit, then Abdurrahman Abdi Pasha might qualify. (is it "taking up arms" if you're the leader of an occupying army and you resist an ...
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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?

The July 20, 1944 plot was a failed attempt to kill Adolph Hitler and replace the Nazi government. It is better known as Operation Valkyrie, which was the plan for continuity in case of the loss of ...
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Why are some against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee?

While @Machavity has a well documented and well thought-out answer (kudos and upvotes..) I do believe that there is an additional detail worth noting: Removing the statue of Robert E. Lee and other ...
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Why does Russia seem to praise USSR personalities almost three decades after the fall of communism?

First, communists in Russia still enjoy quite a bit of popular support - they continuosly get ~15-17% of votes in presidential election, and about the same percentage of parliamentary seats. Compare ...
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Are any American politicians advocating the removal of slaveowning Presidents' imagery?

In 2017, Al Sharpton suggested defunding the Jefferson Memorial Charlie Rose: Should they take down the Jefferson memorial? Al Sharpton: I think that people need to understand when people that were ...
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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?

Seven years after the failed Spartacus uprising of 1919 in Berlin, a monument for its (murdered) leaders Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg was erected in the Berlin-Friedrichsfelde cemetery. The ...
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Who initiated the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville?

In March 2016, Charlottesville's vice mayor Wes Bellamy held a rally by the statue during which he called on on Charlottesville City Council to remove it and rename Lee Park. A commission, set up by ...
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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?

Has it already been discussed in Congress about what to do with the Confederate statues at the Gettysburg National Military Park? Not yet, within the 117th Congress (2021-2022). There is one bill ...
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Has the Democratic Party expressed support for the removal of the Lincoln Emancipation statue?

It would be an overstatement to say with any kind of certainty that "the broader Democratic Party agrees", whether you are asking about elected officials or the base, nationally or locally. ...
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What previous actions had been taken by Bristol city council regarding the statue of Edward Colston?

A quick partial answer which I can turn into a comment if not good enough. You asked what caused the delay. I am a Bristolian. Some people opposed removing the statue because Colston was a benefactor ...
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Are any American politicians advocating the removal of slaveowning Presidents' imagery?

To my knowledge, no significant activist group or political leader has advocated for the removal of representations of slave-owning presidents or political leaders. People like Washington and ...
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