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siberian khatru
11-21-2007, 11:14 AM
OK, I'm bored.

http://www.esquire.com/the-side/opinion/7totalitarianwonders

http://www.esquire.com/cm/esquire/images/libya-monument.jpg

Fist Crushing U.S. Fighter Plane
Tripoli, Libya

http://www.esquire.com/cm/esquire/images/congo-monument.jpg

Monument to President Laurent Kabila
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

http://www.esquire.com/cm/esquire/images/lenin-mausoleum.jpg

Leninís Mausoleum
Red Square
Moscow, Russia

http://www.esquire.com/cm/esquire/images/niyazov-monument.jpg

Monument to President Saparmurat Niyazov
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

http://www.esquire.com/cm/esquire/images/mao-monument.jpg

Mao Leading the Chinese Peopleís Liberation Army
Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, Tiananmen Square
Beijing, China

http://www.esquire.com/cm/esquire/images/swords-victory-iraq.jpg

The Hands of Victory
Baghdad, Iraq

http://www.esquire.com/cm/esquire/images/north-korea-monument.jpg

Monument to the Founding of the North Korean Workers' Party
Pyongyang, North Korea

DaKCMan AP
11-21-2007, 11:17 AM
I'd like to get one of #2 or #4 made of me for my front yard.

JBucc
11-21-2007, 11:26 AM
http://www.esquire.com/cm/esquire/images/niyazov-monument.jpg




Madden?

Rain Man
11-21-2007, 11:39 AM
I can't believe they didn't include that hotel in North Korea. I'm fascinated by that hotel.

chagrin
11-21-2007, 11:41 AM
I find the Gaddafi one particularly amusing

siberian khatru
11-21-2007, 12:07 PM
I can't believe they didn't include that hotel in North Korea. I'm fascinated by that hotel.

The Hotel of Doom?

http://bp0.blogger.com/_4yctHhP4f-8/R0Kqd7jJwwI/AAAAAAAAAB8/0Igz3HMduRc/s1600/Pyongyang%2BHotel%2Bof%2BDoom.jpg

It's funny you say that, because the place where I found this nominated the Hotel of Doom for the list.

siberian khatru
11-21-2007, 12:08 PM
I find the Gaddafi one particularly amusing

I do, too. It's just so ... explicit. It's like one step short of a statue of Ghadaffi taking a dump on Ronald Reagan's face. Message: Symbolism is just too subtle for us!

Rain Man
11-21-2007, 12:11 PM
Yeah, I love that hotel. I'd take a vacation there if the hotel was habitable and ... well, if North Korea was habitable.

Lenin is still looking pretty good.

Fishpicker
11-21-2007, 12:17 PM
I hadn't heard of the Hotel of doom until this thread. that P.O.S. is hillarious. there's still a crane for construction stuck up on top.

Jenson71
11-21-2007, 01:04 PM
I'm shocked they missed number one:

The Motherland Calls statue in Russia to honor the dead in the Battle of Stalingrad (WWII):

From wikipedia: "When memorial was dedicated in 1967 it was the tallest sculpture in the world, measuring 85 meters (279 feet) from the tip of her sword to the top of the plinth. . . . It appears on both the current flag and coat of arms of Volgograd Oblast."

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6d/Mutter_Heimat.jpg/250px-Mutter_Heimat.jpg



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kepp
11-21-2007, 03:00 PM
http://www.esquire.com/cm/esquire/images/congo-monument.jpg

Monument to President Laurent Kabila
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Whitlock?