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Yes, things have changed after the annexation of Crimea, as explained in this article by Deutsche Welle (via Google Translate): Moscow does not expect the heads of foreign states to take part in the celebrations marking Victory Day on May 9, 2019. This was reported on Monday, April 29, by the Kremlin press service to the RIA Novosti news agency. "No,&...


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Many William Wallace statues and at least one William Wallace monument exist in the UK. They are more often found of course in then region that tried to secede, Scotland, much like American statues of Jackson and Lee are more often found in the American South. And in America we have numerous monuments to insurrectionists from various American Indian tribes. ...


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It's not unusual to find monuments to subversives, failed revolutionaries or even despots. There is truth in the saying that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighters, and opinions change with time. Some figures become more controversial and others less so. We see this with Communist revolutionaries in both Europe and the South American nations. ...


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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 ccemetery. The monument was privately funded, but it was erected on public ground and with the necessary permits from the authorities. (Btw this monument was one of the earlier ...


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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"). Examples include: Tiradentes was an insurrectionist against Portugal colonization around 1790, ended up being publicly executed by the government. Since ...


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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 the Nazi leadership. The overall plot was led by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, who was put to death with the other conspirators after the attempt failed to ...


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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 statues of de Valera, Lemass, Barry, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if other countries did likewise. In Turkey they didn't have civil war. But they did have a ...


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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, who led the resistance to Roman conquest of Gaul. Edit: Pompey. He lost to Caesar in the civil war. His statue was kept in the place where the Senate met.


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I know this is a little specific, but I think there's a bit of 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, VA to honor someone that had fought for their beliefs and protected their lives during the Civil War. Due to the way the US constitution works, I doubt there's ...


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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 criterion of "reasonable level of regime or constitutional continuity" since then. Nils Dacke Nils Dacke, the famous leader of a peasant revolt in the ...


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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 letter, Kelly—denouncing the police, the Victorian government and the British Empire—set down his own account of the events leading up to his outlawry. To be clear, ...


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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 army sent to liberate the lands you are occupying?) He was the governor of Hungary most of which was under Ottoman occupation at that time. He fell defending a ...


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


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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 relatively unusual in only having had one attempted insurrection over the course of its history, and no attempted annexations. To modify the mayor's statement though, ...


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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 trace back its tradition more to the Weimar republic and the March revolution. For example the "Schwarz-Rot-Gold" (black-red-yellow) national flag comes ...


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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 is a statutory holiday in Manitoba. He led the North-West Rebellion in 1885. In Montreal, there is a "Le Monument aux Patriotes" statue commemorating ...


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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 statue, and carnival, in Bridgwater, Somerset, and Oliver Cromwell, who successfully overthrew King Charles I in the English Civil War and ruled as Lord Protector ...


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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 States and rebellious colonial. In a square that marks one of Britain's greatest victories stands a reminder of one of its greatest defeats. Washington's statue is ...


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