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Coca Cola is a soft drink that is available in every country of the world except two communist dictatorships, Cuba and North Korea. 
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CSBreaux26 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014

I'm surprised that Belarus has Coke. Technically they are still a communist dictatorship unlike China, Vietnam, and Laos who have switched to Market Leninism.  

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TheFinnishSolidarian Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Coca-Cola was available even in the Socialist Bulgaria.
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
So? Other communists states even today have cola
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TheFinnishSolidarian Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
But that was the Bulgaria in the 70s. I didn't know that their government allowed capitalists products to be imported to their country.
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Coca Cola is not capitalist belonging to one country, it is a product that any country can make it, every country has its own brand of Cola and soft drinks. And all countries trade with other countries, they have exports and imports, Bulgaria exported and imported, is it wrong to import goods and food? What makes cola capitalist, does it spread propaganda and will turn people who drink it into capitalists? Its is just a drink. Its communist mentality like yours that communist countries lacked in diversity and isolated themselves from the world and banned things that are ""not socialist"or are "capitalist" this is the reason why North Korea is so poor, backward and starving.

I think you're making too much fuss over a harmless beverage and politicizing it too much. Don't you drink Cola or soft drinks? Are they really this evil to start long pointless monlogues about them?
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sssssssssure, that's what the Commie lovers WANT us to think. :P
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Emperor-sama Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
You forget Iran.
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Typical of you of saying that without any research. Iran has Cola since 1954
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Emperor-sama Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
But, you should do research of your own. North Korea is classified as Socialist as Communist references were removed from the constitution in 2009. And both nations are under trade embargoes (thus you have Cuba with vintage automobiles and North Korea without certain privileges/resources).
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
"I didn't know that"Oh yeah. Yay. Good for you.  saint-tepes.deviantart.com/art…

Both might have trade embargos but both are isolationists and autarchic, their governments willingly isolate themselves from the world and reject what they see that is not "socialist" 
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Emperor-sama Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Juche isn't a separate ideology made by Kim Il-Sung to make himself a God (he was initially praised for being a revolutionary and then Kim Jong-Il blew up his image). Unimpressed 

They don't want to deal with an influx of elements that undermine the conservative Korean culture or the authority of the state system. You can also go to say that they're at the same time avoiding neocolonialism policies that could easily be implemented by the situation of the N.Korean currency value. But still it comes down to what's the point. What's the point of attempting to reach out if were under (hypocritical) embargoes and sanctions that restrict needed resources or eradicate any chance of business relations. 
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
NK is socialist and autarchic, it isolated itself and refuses any economic reforms to help the economy, and doesn't do any reforms in becoming less oppressive and fix its horrible human rights abuses and humanitarian issues, it is because of that it has sanctions, if it didn't oppress its people and abuse power and constant threats that it will nuke everyone.  This is not a civilized country with any morality or dignity at all, no country in the world acts so mindlessly abusive and backward like north korea. 

So there is nothing hypocritical, North Korea brought it on itself.

Kim Il Sung started the Great Leader and Juche ideology, he was god since 1972, not since 1990s when his son took power.
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Emperor-sama Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Again, what's the point of whole way reform of any kind when there is no venture for them to take upon (this is where you get the steadily improving economy that should be able to move faster). North Korea is also a paranoid state (since it trickles from the administration to the civilian level) that has semi stable internal workings as it is, so the totalitarian/authoritarian policies will remain until there is a reason otherwise. The humanitarian issues stem from lackings (not Kim taking a large portion of production, not Kim abusing his authority (although he has the loophole of being a highly ranked military man and the national head so it'd be easy to say one order and it'd be legitimate given his position), the "human rights issue" is a internal containment policy to perceived domestic threats and either seeks to shock them and reintegrate them into society or eliminate them. North Korea (with neutral study) takes actions that is sees are necessary not the spur of the moment. It's not mindless or insane (the term itself is the go to word for something people can't understand or don't attempt to understand).

So there's nothing hypocritical about other nations possessing nuclear devices or ballistic missiles and doing nothing to get rid of them yet North Korea is sanctioned for making them for obvious defense? They've even stated their policy of retaliation if they're attacked first, not as you say, to impose "threats that it will nuke everyone". If we applied the same policy equally, there'd be more sanctions than nations.

Kim Jong-Il is the reason his father is praised the way he is today. He once worked in the propaganda and agitation department. In that time he blew up his fathers already revered status. He still isn't a God, highly praised no doubt, but godhood isn't applicable. The only reason for outsiders saying such is because of his mass influential mark he's left on the people (yes people like him and they don't need that mythical AK-47 aimed at them).
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You live in your own world like most communists. North Koreans get arrested for looking at Kim funny, and its hard to think that according to the NK propaganda, NK is heaven on earth, Kim Il Sung is perfect and everywhere, his soul was taken by swallows to Heaven and Kim Jong Il invented the burger and doesn't defecate like anyone else. These is the massmedia and propaganda of NK, the government says it and the north korean say it as well and they are forced to believe in it, because questioning and laughing at it will get them and 3 of their generations in forced labour camps. 

See for yourself
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwan-li-…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EJPYB…

Again, I am not going to get in endless discussion with you and trying to talk sense, facts and reality in your mind of imaginary innocent communists 
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Emperor-sama Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
I was thinking backwards, my mistake.
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theengineerman Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Fk you North Korea and Cuba! Prepare to be taken over by the mighty Coca - Cola empire!
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GreenPilosopher Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed (the coke part, not the dictator part) However Cuba has had alot of American contamination recently (for example they now say coke instead of cola when referring to Tu Kola - the Cuban cola).
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
American contamination? Cola is not just american now, it is used by all countries, and some call it a symbol of freedom and free trade.
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Soyom Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Ain't this very fact an hard proof of the americanization of the world? "Cocacolalization" is even used in French as a synonym of "americanization".
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Its just a beverage that is available to the world, not americanization, its like saying vodka being available in countries leaves to russification. Is having coca cola bad? Should it be banned?
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Soyom Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Coca Cola isn't a problem in itself. It's the symptom of a phenomenon. It was born as an American-only product before the 20th century, then slowly became a globalized symbol of freedom and free-trade. And there is an important difference between vodka and coke: there is no russian company with the world-wide monopoly of the beverage. But the Coca-Cola trade is under the direct influence of an American company. Everytime we buy a beverage can of coke, we indirectly buy it from America, even if we're thousands of kilometters away from it geographically. Plus, you pointed that Coca-Cola is now linked to the typical values of America (freedom and free-trade). Vodka isn't linked to any political idea.

Coca-Cola is a world-wide available product, controlled by an American company, and linked to American values. Even in our globalized economy, there is no other country having a world-wide available product, controlled by a company of the same nation, and linked to the values of this very nation. Only USA did. This is why I consider coca-cola as a symptom of americanization. The same can be said for others companies (Disney and MacDonald's are good examples).

I'm not saying that having coca cola is bad, or that it should be banned. Because people do pay for it. If this is what they want, then this is what they should get.
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GreenPilosopher Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lets agree to disagree on this one
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You might also mention that it is NOT the main soft-drink provider in only two countries in the world. In Czech Republic Kofola is sold MORE than Coca Cola and then there's Inka Cola with larger sales in Peru (I think it's in Peru?) .   :)
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I just said that its sold in that country, not that its the main soft-drink
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know :D I'm just saying that it's actually quite an interesting and important  fact :D
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you, its nice to know whats the most famous soda in your country, maybe I can make a map about most famous soft drinks in every country
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think you understand :D It's not just that it's the most famous, it's that it and Inca Cola are the ONLY soft drinks that can stand up to the Coca Cola titan IN THE WORLD. ;)
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Fooled-Trooper Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Well...thats interesting :P
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