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GeauxTigerNation
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In 1989, The Pepsi Cola Company was the sixth strongest military power (Temporarily)
How Pepsi became a military power

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In 1959, then-President Dwight Eisenhower wanted to bring our America culture to citizens of the Soviet Union and show them the benefits of capitalism.
To showcase their ideologies, the American government arranged the "American National Exhibition" in Moscow and sent then-Vice President Richard Nixon to attend the opening - but things were about to take a turn for the worse.
Nixon and Soviet leader Khrushchev got into an argument over the topic of capitalism versus communism. Their conversation got so heated that the vice president of Pepsi intervened and offered the Soviet leader a cup of his delicious, sugary beverage - and he drank it.



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Years later, the people of the Soviet Union wanted to strike a deal that would bring Pepsi products to their country permanently. However, there was an issue of how they would pay for their newest beverage, as their money wasn't accepted throughout the world.
So, the clever country decided to buy Pepsi using a universal currency: vodka!
In the late 1980s, Russia's initial agreement to serve Pepsi in their country was about to expire, but this time, their vodka wasn't going to be enough to cover the cost.
So, the Russians did what any country would do in desperate times: They traded Pepsi a fleet of subs and boats for a whole lot of soda. The new agreement included 17 submarines, a cruiser, a frigate, and a destroyer.



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The combined fleet was traded for three billion dollars worth of Pepsi. Yes, you read that right. Russia loves their Pepsi.
The historical exchange caused Pepsi to become the 6th most powerful military in the world, for a moment, before they sold the fleet to a Swedish company for scrap recycling.



Dude... "Shit, we're out of Pepsi." "AH. No problem just give them that destroyer over there."
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Arksulli
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re: In 1989, The Pepsi Cola Company was the sixth strongest military power (Temporarily)
I would have at least kept the cruiser and painted it the Pepsi colors.


GeauxTigerNation
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re: In 1989, The Pepsi Cola Company was the sixth strongest military power (Temporarily)
And have Pepsi Man be the face of the new Pepsi Regime.

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DirtyDawg
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re: In 1989, The Pepsi Cola Company was the sixth strongest military power (Temporarily)
They 1,000% should have tried to use some of the boats in a marketing ploy


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Wtodd
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re: In 1989, The Pepsi Cola Company was the sixth strongest military power (Temporarily)
Never knew any of this and I while reading.


GeauxTigerNation
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re: In 1989, The Pepsi Cola Company was the sixth strongest military power (Temporarily)
I had no idea either!


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thatguy45
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re: In 1989, The Pepsi Cola Company was the sixth strongest military power (Temporarily)
should've taken it to coke while they had the chance


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Weagle25
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re: In 1989, The Pepsi Cola Company was the sixth strongest military power (Temporarily)
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Russia loves their Pepsi.

Makes you wonder what they would trade for Coke. Half their nuclear arsenal?
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awestruck
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re: In 1989, The Pepsi Cola Company was the sixth strongest military power (Temporarily)
They probably lost the Russian market with: I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)


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re: In 1989, The Pepsi Cola Company was the sixth strongest military power (Temporarily)
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AH. No problem just give them that scrap destroyer over there."


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genro
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re: In 1989, The Pepsi Cola Company was the sixth strongest military power (Temporarily)
Pepsi is Communist


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re: In 1989, The Pepsi Cola Company was the sixth strongest military power (Temporarily)
That's a lot of barter ched for 60's era Soviet snapper reefs that probably weren't worth 4 million dollars. Stupid.


awestruck
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re: In 1989, The Pepsi Cola Company was the sixth strongest military power (Temporarily)
4million$ buys lot of carmel color and sugar.


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