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Freedom fries is a political euphemism for French fries in the United States. The term came to prominence in 2003 when the Republican-controlled Congress officially renamed the menu item in Congressional cafeterias in response to France's opposition to the proposed invasion of Iraq. The renaming quickly gained notoriety as part of a greater wave of political and popular anti-French sentiment in the United States. Although originally supported by Americans with several restaurants changing their menus as well, following declining support for the Iraq War, the term fell out of use. Following the resignation of the committee chairman who oversaw the renaming, it was quietly reverted.
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