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Context: American forces spread war into Laos. The text is a play on “kuvshin,” a Russian word for “jar” and part of the name of the Plain of Jars in Laos; and “kuvshinka,” slang for “water lily.”

  • Caption: “American Water Lilies”
  • Text on jar: “Mekong, Plain of Jars”
  • Description in upper left: “The American military increasingly brazenly wages undeclared war in Laos; in particular on the Plain of Jars.”


Image: Efimov, Boris. A. Cartoon. April 1970: 16. Krokodil Digital Archive. Web. 19 Apr. 2018


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