Coca-Cola resumes sales in Burma

 

 

Capitalism in a bottle

 

There are just a few places in the world where the soft drinks giant Coca-Cola™ has no sales.  Burma (aka Myanmar), located in Southeast Asia used to be one of those places.

 

According to the BBC, Coca-Cola™ is on sale again in Burma after the U.S.A.’s sanctions on the military junta were suspended.  The potential market for this carbonated soft drink in that country is no less than 60.28 million Burmese people.

 

 

Coca-Cola™ was invented in 1886 by pharmacist John Pemberton in Georgia (U.S.A.). Since then, Coca-Cola™ has been identified as an “American Brand” and an unmistakable symbol of capitalism, therefore has been deemed as an unwanted item by some nations and/or its leaders.

 

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Cuba are (according to BBC) the only two countries in the world where the mentioned soft drink cannot be bought or sold officially.

 

Coca-Cola facts*

 

  • In 1985 Coca-Cola™ became the first soft drink ever in space.
  • Coca-Cola™ did not start as a medicine; still a doctor and a pharmacist were involved in its invention.
  • According to some rumours, Coca-Cola™ is used in Brazil as a suntan lotion; however the company does not recommend this peculiar usage.
  • It is not true Coca-Cola™ originally had a green colour.
  • Coca-Cola™ is the second most widely understood term in the world, after “OK”.

September 11th, 2012.

TRC

*coca-cola.co.uk

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