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The World in 2150

The World in 2150

It is the year 2150 and the world is divided into four main governments. Those who embrace the soft drink Coca Cola, Pepsi, Sprite or Root Beer. Wars have been fought over the competing factions. The world is more partisan than ever, and there doesn’t seem to be a resolution in sight. The citizens of the world only wear clothing that identifies their alliance. Those who are for Coca Cola wear red and white. Pepsi supporters wear blue and red. Those affiliated with Sprite wear green and those for Root Beer wear brown clothing. Governments squabble over which soft drink is the best, each trying to prove the superiority of their drink and missionaries are sent from one part of the world to the other to promote their particular brand of soft drink. Universities are constructed to educate the new generation about the importance of drinking only Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, or Root Beer everyday. Coca Cola is the strongest of the governments and uses their power to destabilize the other regions. They will not be satisfied until the whole world is under their influence.

One day a kid asks his mom, “mom, why is it that the world is divided between those who like Coke, Pepsi, Sprite or Root Beer? Why can’t each side just accept that every person has their own personal preference?”

Without paying much attention, the mother responds, “That’s just the way it is son. That’s just the way it is.”

Jorge Robleto
Edmonton, CANADA

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