Fanta was invented in Europe, actually in Nazi Germany during WW2.
Due to the war Coca Cola Germany couldn´t import the base sirup for Coca Cola and had to think about an alternative. I think orange juice was still available due to the Nazi´s connections with Franco Spain (and Germany controlled France up to the Spanish border), so they developed a softdrink based on oranges.
Fanta was indeed invented in Germany during WW II
because the Coca Cola Company lacked basic materials to produce Coke, but the original Fanta was made from old apples and pears as well as whey. The Fanta with orange flavor was launched a few years later after the war.
Fanta tastes indeed different in every country, my favorite is the Fanta orange from Spain because it has a very fruity taste. My all time favorite is Fanta strawberry, I drunk it in Dubai a few month ago, too bad that they don't sell it here in Germany.
In Germany we have the following Fanta flavors:
Exotic (a mix of different tropical fruits)
Mango (not available everywhere)
Fanta Citrell (no so sweet)
Blood Orange with Passion Fruit
NZ1's mother is a disgusting crack-whore and his father is a worthless alcoholic!