In this time of multitudinous conflicts in faraway lands, it can be difficult to grasp exactly who we’re fighting and why. But video-maker Stefan Nadelman has a clear-eyed view of our past military imbroglios—and breaks it down in a video called Food Fight, which translates some of America’s best-known conflicts into battles between national dishes.

Cringe as American burgers bomb a field of sushi rolls, Vietnamese summer rolls and burgers turn each other into hash, and burgers and Russian stroganoff pile up in a tart commentary on the Cold War arms race. This should be mandatory viewing in American history classes.

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