Different cultures, and different generations approach history in different ways. Us English (of my generation, the generation of retreat from Empire) have no recollection of any of that, yet a cloying affection lingers, for myths of Vera Lyn's bluebirds and The Few.
Go to Glesgae, on the other hand, and there are pub urinals of recent installation, in whose porcelain can be read a brief history of the Highland Clearances.
Likewise in the Balkans, where The Field Of Blackbirds is treated like it's still somebody's open wound deserving of eye-for-an-eye retribution.
the right divisive issue, effecting people’s day to day lives, an issue that have invested in (time, blood, sacrifices etc)and it happens