History Main / BananaRepublic

20th Jun '16 10:40:26 PM gewunomox
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* The BoomtownRats did a single called ''Banana Republic'', a scathing, and regarded as most unpatriotic, TakeThat at the Republic of Ireland, which they likened to a third world corrupt Latin American dictatorship, only attached to the edge of Europe. At the time (middle-late 1970's) Ireland was something of a backwater state, relatively poor, marginalised, and economically dependent on Great Britain. BobGeldof and the boys went to town on their native country being socially repressive and over-religious.

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* The BoomtownRats Music/BoomtownRats did a single called ''Banana Republic'', a scathing, and regarded as most unpatriotic, TakeThat at the Republic of Ireland, which they likened to a third world corrupt Latin American dictatorship, only attached to the edge of Europe. At the time (middle-late 1970's) Ireland was something of a backwater state, relatively poor, marginalised, and economically dependent on Great Britain. BobGeldof Music/BobGeldof and the boys went to town on their native country being socially repressive and over-religious.
17th Jun '16 7:47:50 PM gewunomox
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* Lampshaded by TheRamones in "Havana Affair".

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* Lampshaded by TheRamones Music/TheRamones in "Havana Affair".
16th Jun '16 2:32:03 PM Chabal2
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* San Theodoros, in the ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' series, notable for having two rival military juntas who [[MeetTheNewBoss take turns ousting each other]]. General Alcazar's junta is even said to be financed by a banana company in ''Tintin and the Picaros''. However, the rival junta of General Tapioca (yes, Tapioca) has more in common with the stereotype - lots of hideously over the top uniforms, cigars, foreign aid (the fictional Communist state of Borduria)

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* San Theodoros, in the ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' series, notable for having two rival military juntas who [[MeetTheNewBoss take turns ousting each other]]. General Alcazar's junta is even said to be financed by a banana company in ''Tintin and the Picaros''. However, the rival junta of General Tapioca (yes, Tapioca) has more in common with the stereotype - lots of hideously over the top uniforms, cigars, foreign aid (the fictional Communist state of Borduria)Borduria).
** And to round out the stereotypes, a dash of ArgentinaIsNaziland thanks to Colonel Sponz' PuttingOnTheReich aesthetic.



* Tapasambal (a Mexican rather than South American version) and Platopabo (government agents, revolutionaries, counter-revolutionaries, counter-counter-revoltuionaries, and the natives) in ''ComicBook/AchilleTalon''.
* Costa Verde in ''ComicBook/{{XIII}}''.

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* ''ComicBook/BenoitBrisefer'' had one where the dictatorship was split between the three generals of the army, air force and navy. Thanks to ATeamFiring, the citizens go about their business as usual, though they complain that the melons without bullet holes are getting expensive.
* Tapasambal (a Mexican rather than South American version) version, the economy is based on the cactus) and Platopabo (government agents, revolutionaries, counter-revolutionaries, counter-counter-revoltuionaries, counter-counter-revolutionaries, and the natives) in ''ComicBook/AchilleTalon''.
* Costa Verde in ''ComicBook/{{XIII}}''. The local Creator/CheGuevara analogue turned to have betrayed the hero to the government because of his ItsAllAboutMe attitude.


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* A particularly shining example in ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' miniseries ''Barracuda''. The current president got rich from the contra deals ([[DamnedByAFoolsPraise and had an enormous statue of Ronald Reagan built in his mansion's yard in gratitude]]), his country is a major exporter of drugs (which the US isn't doing anything about since he was put there by the CIA), and is nearly ousted by a rival general.
2nd Jun '16 11:56:16 PM PaulA
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* Aguazual in ''Literature/TheSquaresOfTheCity''.
19th May '16 6:07:40 PM nombretomado
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* On ''MyNameIsEarl'', Catalina is from one of these. [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield The country is variously somewhere in Mexico, La Paz, Bolivia, and "Guadelatucky."]]

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* On ''MyNameIsEarl'', ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Catalina is from one of these. [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield The country is variously somewhere in Mexico, La Paz, Bolivia, and "Guadelatucky."]]
8th Feb '16 6:43:22 AM mirisu92
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** [[FridgeLogic Which makes it a ''People's Republic'']]. In fact, it was a full-blown PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny during TheSeventies, in the heyday of the less democratic, more openly dictatorial Martial Law era.

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** [[FridgeLogic Which technically makes it a ''People's Republic'']]. Republic'']].
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In fact, it was a full-blown PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny during TheSeventies, in the heyday of the less democratic, more openly dictatorial Martial Law era.
25th Jan '16 12:15:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* The DominicanRepublic under Trujillo and UsefulNotes/{{Chile}} during Pinochet's dictatorship. Also Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua (1937-1979), Brazil (1964-1985), Paraguay (1954-1989), Argentina, and so on, especially during (and due to) the Cold War. [[http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/latinamericandictators/Dictators_in_Latin_American_History.htm But there were many more]].

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* The DominicanRepublic UsefulNotes/DominicanRepublic under Trujillo and UsefulNotes/{{Chile}} during Pinochet's dictatorship. Also Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua (1937-1979), Brazil (1964-1985), Paraguay (1954-1989), Argentina, and so on, especially during (and due to) the Cold War. [[http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/latinamericandictators/Dictators_in_Latin_American_History.htm But there were many more]].
15th Jan '16 7:40:42 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheStainlessSteelRat For President'', "Slippery Jim" diGriz goes up against a planetary dictator by exploiting his need to maintain a facade of democracy.

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* In ''TheStainlessSteelRat ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat For President'', "Slippery Jim" diGriz goes up against a planetary dictator by exploiting his need to maintain a facade of democracy.
15th Jan '16 12:59:07 AM eroock
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14th Jan '16 9:10:09 PM Willbyr
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