You never know when and how a seemingly trifle will affect the politics or economies of countries. Here, for example, fruit. With Rodari, they generally do politics personally, with the help of the revolution, but in real history, politics takes place, rather, around them. Fortunately, only occasionally. Not very nice to depend on fruits.
Lemons, Mafia and Stalin
Lemons were not a very popular fruit for a very long time. They were added a little to baking and made lemonade from them, but in general, these fruits were not very valued until it was proved that lemons in the diet of sailors prevent the development of scurvy. Since trade was very much tied to maritime routes, the demand for lemons skyrocketed. Continue reading