History Main / MonumentalDamage

25th Jul '17 5:38:01 PM Morgenthaler
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** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' has a {{cutscene}} of the Eiffel Tower getting nuked if you fail one mission as the Allies, and another cutscene of a Soviet air strike levelling the Parthenon.

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** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' has a {{cutscene}} of the Eiffel Tower getting nuked if you fail one mission as the Allies, and another cutscene of a Soviet air strike levelling the Parthenon. Also, the Soviets are shown blowing up the Acropolis of Athens during their invasion of Greece. This highly upsets General Stavros, who vows revenge on Stalin.
22nd Jul '17 2:00:07 AM infernape612
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* Creator/RolandEmmerich loves this trope :

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* Creator/RolandEmmerich loves this trope :trope:
9th Jul '17 3:38:46 PM nombretomado
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* Warsaw suffered (and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_destruction_of_Warsaw heavily]]) this trope after the failure of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_uprising its uprising against the Nazis]] in WorldWarII. In fact, in order to rebuilt its monuments a painting of the city dating from the XVIII century was used as a model.

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* Warsaw suffered (and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_destruction_of_Warsaw heavily]]) this trope after the failure of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_uprising its uprising against the Nazis]] in WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. In fact, in order to rebuilt its monuments a painting of the city dating from the XVIII century was used as a model.



* The Bolsheviks destroyed Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior in order to make room for the Palace of the Soviets, a totally epic structure which would have been the tallest building in the world at the time. They got as far as digging the foundation, but WorldWarII intervened and derailed the project. Construction wasn't resumed after the war and, eventually, they just filled in the foundation with water to create a giant swimming pool. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the cathedral was reconstructed and today exists as it did before communism. Incidentally, this is the cathedral where Pussy Riot staged their famous protest against UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin.

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* The Bolsheviks destroyed Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior in order to make room for the Palace of the Soviets, a totally epic structure which would have been the tallest building in the world at the time. They got as far as digging the foundation, but WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII intervened and derailed the project. Construction wasn't resumed after the war and, eventually, they just filled in the foundation with water to create a giant swimming pool. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the cathedral was reconstructed and today exists as it did before communism. Incidentally, this is the cathedral where Pussy Riot staged their famous protest against UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin.
27th May '17 12:11:40 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/WonderWoman'', the Memorials, the Capitol, and the White House. While there was a battle [[{{Irony}} in front]] of TheVietnamWar Memorial, but it was spared.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/WonderWoman'', the Memorials, the Capitol, and the White House. While there was a battle [[{{Irony}} in front]] of TheVietnamWar UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Memorial, but it was spared.
6th May '17 8:02:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'':

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* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'':''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'':
15th Apr '17 4:50:04 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Compare BigApplesauce, MonumentalBattle, RushmoreRefacement, TokyoFireball, and WashingtonDCInvasion. TokyoTower gets messed up so much it's also its own trope. See also WeaponizedLandmark when the monument shoots back.

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Compare BigApplesauce, MonumentalBattle, RushmoreRefacement, TokyoFireball, TheTokyoFireball, and WashingtonDCInvasion. TokyoTower gets messed up so much it's also its own trope. See also WeaponizedLandmark when the monument shoots back.
15th Apr '17 4:48:57 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* PlayedForLaughs in the MGM cartoon "Little Johnny Jet". As the protagonist and his son (both anthropomorphic airplanes) rocket around the world at high speed, some famous monuments get the Trope equivalent of AmusingInjuries; the Sphinx is given a crew cut, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is tilted the other way, the Eiffel Tower barely avoids a collision by lifting it's "legs", and rushing past the Statue of Liberty results in a PantyShot as her dress is blown to the side. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer (Seriously.)]]

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* PlayedForLaughs in the MGM Creator/{{MGM}} cartoon "Little Johnny Jet". As the protagonist and his son (both anthropomorphic airplanes) rocket around the world at high speed, some famous monuments get the Trope equivalent of AmusingInjuries; the Sphinx is given a crew cut, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is tilted the other way, the Eiffel Tower barely avoids a collision by lifting it's "legs", and rushing past the Statue of Liberty results in a PantyShot as her dress is blown to the side. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer (Seriously.)]]



* Operation Teufelseelöwe is an AH.Com thread lampshading many tropes. The Tower of London is destroyed by Panza tanks (prior to which the Ravens fly off with the Crown Jewels'. The Nazi attack on London also gets Tower Bridge:

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* Operation Teufelseelöwe is an [[Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom AH.Com Com]] thread lampshading many tropes. The Tower of London is destroyed by Panza tanks (prior to which the Ravens fly off with the Crown Jewels'. The Nazi attack on London also gets Tower Bridge:
14th Apr '17 2:18:06 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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*** In the first game, during the helicopter rail shooter sequence at the beginning of "Shock and Awe", you can topple a statue of Al-Asad.

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*** In the first game, during the helicopter rail shooter sequence at the beginning of "Shock and Awe", you can [[ToppledStatue topple a statue statue]] of Al-Asad.
12th Apr '17 3:46:34 PM BondFan4518
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* * In ''Film/OlympusHasFallen'', a [[spoiler: plane piloted by North Korean paramilitary]] clips the top of the Washington Monument, causing a large chunk of masonry to fall.

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* * In ''Film/OlympusHasFallen'', a [[spoiler: plane piloted by North Korean paramilitary]] clips the top of the Washington Monument, causing a large chunk of masonry to fall.
12th Apr '17 3:45:41 PM BondFan4518
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* * In ''Film/OlympusHasFallen'', a [[spoiler: plane piloted by North Korean paramilitary]] clips the top of the Washington Monument, causing a large chunk of masonry to fall.
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