Right up there with this:That’s why they pulled the ‘Man from Del Monte’ adverts. Someone realised that the United Fruit company, as a monopsony, literally had the power of life or death over a community’s economy. Hence also the origin of the phrase ‘Banana Republic’.
Once, consulting on a project for the US DoD that was to take place in Central America, I was appalled at the complete lack of knowledge of their own history amongst the septics in that little corner of the Pentagon.
The advert reads: 'Slavery was hard and so is this.'
I have found that US officers - especially Army officers - have an encyclopaedic knowledge of battles of the ancient world and of big ticket items (Omaha) - but that's it. But I am not sure our personnel are much better informed.