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Chickens, So Taxing!


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The Chicken Tax is a 25% tariff on potato starch, dextrin, brandy, and light trucks imposed in 1963 by the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson in response to tariffs placed by France and West Germany on importation of U.S. chicken. The period from 1961–1964 of tensions and negotiations surrounding the issue was known as the "Chicken War," taking place at the height of Cold War politics. 

The infographic below condenses the ups and downs of the "Chicken War" using design, hierarchy, graphs and illustrations. Beginning with sifting thorough heaps of research followed by multiple design iterations, the final poster was divided into four distinct phases: history, proclamation, effects, and ongoing consequences. 

Spring 2016
SAIC, Envisioning Information



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