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How effective are statues and other monuments in changing people's political beliefs?

To address the specific example of Lenin - it is not one statue that constituted propaganda (and perhaps some were even kept or simply moved), but the fact that there was a statue in every park, Lenin ...
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How effective are statues and other monuments in changing people's political beliefs?

The human mind has a great ability to associate a lot of ideas and feelings to innate things like an act, word, colour, graphic, picture, statue etc. Religions rely heavily on such symbolism to ...
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How effective are statues and other monuments in changing people's political beliefs?

According to Wiki, one of the intended functions of monuments is to act as a tool for spreading political information I'd argue it's not so much information that they spread but some sort of ...
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How effective are statues and other monuments in changing people's political beliefs?

This is a difficult question to answer, rigorously or otherwise, but scholars have tried to do so. Here is a sampling of their conclusions. Overall, there is not a strong and conclusive answer one way ...
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How effective are statues and other monuments in changing people's political beliefs?

Monuments, street naming, etc have tremendous impact on the reception of ideological framework since people will consider true by default the things that are literally set in stone. You can surely ...
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Why do some people support Russia's war in Ukraine?

Views are deeply entrenched, because of propaganda from both sides. In the West, people believe that the war was unprovoked, but realists such as professor John Mearsheimer believe that the war was ...
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How common is it among Israelis or the supporters of Israel to deny the existence of local population in Palestine prior to Zionist immigration?

"it is very frequent that pro-Israel people downplay the existence of a local population" --- Are there public surveys to support or disprove this assertion? I do not know of any such polls,...
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How common is it among Israelis or the supporters of Israel to deny the existence of local population in Palestine prior to Zionist immigration?

Hard to answer the Q as such because I think there are no polls on this, or at least none that are easy to find. But it's certainly within the Overton Window for the mainstream press in Israel to ...
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How much do Americans know about Palestinians and Palestine?

https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED310052.pdf 51% know the Sahara Desert is located in North Africa. 54% know the conceptual difference between Central and Latin America. 61% can identify Egypt on ...
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How much do Americans know about Palestinians and Palestine?

Pew asked Americans three basic questions about the facts of the recent Israel-Hamas War and found they were reasonably well-informed. Two-thirds of Americans got all three or two of the three correct....
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How much do Americans know about Palestinians and Palestine?

While American are more knowledgable about Israel, the Palestinians, the Israel-Hamas war, and related issues than about most other foreign affairs issues, a large share of them lack even basic ...
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How much do Americans know about Palestinians and Palestine?

This is empirical based on reading / watching multiple new sources, polls, etc. Please keep in mind that my personal opinion is that long-term a two state solution will likely happen. It will likely ...
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In simple words, how does UK's Conservative party manage to retain dominance?

I am very very surprised that nobody has answered this but one major reason is it's strong (and heavily antidemocratic) first-past-the-post voting system https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/who-...
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In simple words, how does UK's Conservative party manage to retain dominance?

Given that the Conservatives are the party of ownership (landlords, aristocracy, shareholders, etc.), it is strange that they consistently manage to win votes from working people and therefore ...
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In simple words, how does UK's Conservative party manage to retain dominance?

OK, so the first thing to know is that UK politics is all about waiting for the current party to mess up giving the other party a decade or so in power, until they too mess up and the cycle repeats ...
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In simple words, how does UK's Conservative party manage to retain dominance?

Another factor that's worth mentioning: there's a powerful right-wing press in the UK (The Times, The Daily Mail, The Daily Express) which tends to support the Conservative government.
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In simple words, how does UK's Conservative party manage to retain dominance?

By not splintering into new parties despite internal factions. In the UK the centre and left consists of four parties; Labour, SNP, LibDem and Greens. So it is common to see seats in the First Past ...
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In simple words, how does UK's Conservative party manage to retain dominance?

By adopting policies that are supported by many people Examples of policies that have widespread support include: Privatisation of industry Individual home ownership Deregulation of business ...
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