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German City Accepts Karl Marx Statue From China, But Not Everyone's Happy

Trier, the birthplace of Karl Marx, will display the 20-foot bronze statue, a gift from the communist country. The city receives 150,000 Chinese tourists a year.
A model of a Karl Marx statue was briefly on display in central Trier earlier this month. Source: City of Trier Press Office

The German city of Trier has never been particularly fond of its most famous son, Karl Marx, who helped turn communism into an ideology that changed the course of history.

Conservative and Catholic, the picturesque city on the French border took an ambivalent view of the radical revolutionary, born into a Jewish family in 1818.

But now

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