Strangely enough, Ireland didn't erase their history when they tore down this statute of their oppressor. They were starting a new chapter in their history. Sounds like a reasonable thing to do.
RT @AntonyGreenABC
1948 - Ireland becomes a republic and Queen Victoria is removed from outside parliament. 32 years later Sydney was looking for a spare Queen Vic and the Irish loaned it to us. This very severe statue now sits out front…

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