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Vodka infuriates Americans

Apparently

this advert has sent some Americans into a righteous fury!

They object to Absolut, a Swedish vodka company, from using a pre-1848 map of Mexico to market their drink. There has been some bizarre comments made by ‘right wing’ Americans comparing this map, to a map showing Paris as part of Germany!!
Absolut defended themselves, stating that this map represented an idealised time in Mexican history, before half of their territory was taken by those United States.
War and conquest are a part of our being, conquest can be argued to be right and proper (mostly by the winning side) or it can be denounced as evil and immoral (the losing side), but it exists and that is how the American states of California, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona came into being part of those United States of America.
It seems some Americans are oblivious to this, that they did pursue an aggressive war of conquest against their weaker neighbour and that they seized half of what used to be Mexico, at least admit you did that!
The territory may now be yours, but it was once Mexico, and looking at current immigration statistics, it may once again be Mexican!

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