Arc de Triomphe (Postcard)

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Does anyone remember that Napoleon built the Arc to celebrate his victory at Austerlitz? The Arc has lent its frame of glory to many more victories throughout history, most recently acting as a symbol of victory in Paris for the Nazis and then subsequently for the Allies in World War II. It is a landmark, a tourist attraction, and a symbol on postcards. Has the Arc's power grown or diminished as a result?