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    These ****ing statues in States which didn't even ****ing exist at the time of the confederacy ffs. I saw a retired General on twitter the other day making that point, to which someone replied a lot of confederates settled in states like Montana. His riposte, that a lot of German POWs settled in Texas post-1945 but there aren't any hitler statues was a pretty good one imo.

    Though if trump gets a second term, we might see a few.

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    There's been a lot of stupid posts on this forum but **** me does this one take the cake.

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    that directed at burgey's post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    well also are there Washington statues all over England
    True because the Rockingham Whigs worshiped him, people like Charles James Fox. They saw him as a heir to the Whigish tradition of British liberty, Magna Carta and the Glorious Revolution and all of that. It is often forgotten that the decision to coerce the thirteen colonies was an extremely divisive issue in the Commons, and that in many aspects the war resembled a civil war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anil View Post
    that directed at burgey's post?
    Is this a serious question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    I wasn't aware that when a statue ceases to exist that person has been wiped from history.
    Can't believe it took us until Post #10 to get this, although I suppose not many of the earlier posts were serious.
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    Someone should take down the Charles Bannerman statue then
    http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blo...cricket-legacy

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    I think this is more of a thing in America because they had such a desire to create Military heroes from a history of only a few hundred years.
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    All political statues should be removed, because **** them none of them are any good. Lets put a few humanitarians and scientist (even though those guys could be real ****`s as well!)
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    I don't think we should besmirch the legacy of upstanding heroes. What's next? You'll call Jebediah Springfield a pirate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    I think this is more of a thing in America because they had such a desire to create Military heroes from a history of only a few hundred years.
    One thing I admire about Australia and New Zealand - nations with a comaparably short history - is the recognition of the men in the trenches as the military heroes. When I visited the museums in Wellington this was my impression.
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    well yeah because your **** generals had them killed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    One thing I admire about Australia and New Zealand - nations with a comaparably short history - is the idea of the men in the trenches as the military heroes. When I visited the museums in Wellington this was my impression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    well yeah because your **** generals had them killed
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