Alice Bacomo Igarashi comments

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Hardly anyone complains when French Presidents visit L’Arc de Triomphe, a triumphal arch is in honor of those who fought for France, in particular, those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. Engraved on the inside and at the top of the arch are all of the names of the generals and wars fought. There are inscriptions in the ground underneath the vault of the arch which include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I where the Memorial Flame burns and have made the Arc de Triomphe Paris a revered patriotic site.

Germans aren’t taught to hate L’Arc de Triomphe although Napoleon wrecked havoc on Germanic states.

China and South Korea's jingoistic history educational system is the real, underlying issue here.

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