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As a follow up to the hugely-publicized New 7 Wonders of the World, Esquire compiled their own list of 7 Wonders of the Totalitarian World, after noting that it’s usually the deep-pocketed madmen who tend to leave behind the biggest wonders …

This one’s the Hands of Victory in Baghdad, Iraq:

For those who now find themselves wistful about Saddam’s Iraq, there are still plenty of monuments left to remind them of the good times. One of the biggest is “The Hands of Victory,” a pair of arches that constituted the military parade grounds for the end of the Iran-Iraq war. And what wasn’t there to celebrate about a trench war in which over one million people died and was declared a draw?

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