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17th Feb '17 3:56:48 PM StFan
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** {{Averted}} in ''Film/{{Quantum Of Solace}}'', that portrays Haiti and Bolivia as highly unstable and corrupt countries that tend to fall under dictatorships every so often.

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** {{Averted}} in ''Film/{{Quantum Of Solace}}'', ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', that portrays Haiti and Bolivia as highly unstable and corrupt countries that tend to fall under dictatorships every so often.



* Vespugia, in Creator/MadeleineLEngle's ''ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet''.

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* Vespugia, in Creator/MadeleineLEngle's ''ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet''.''Literature/ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet''.




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-->'''Mac''': I don't believe it. First [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece Noriega, then Iran-Contra]] now this! Tell me, is there ''anyone'' you guys ''haven't'' financed yet?
-->'''Abe''': ''[As if stating [[CaptainObvious the incredibly obvious]]]'' [[StrawmanPolitical The Democrats!]]

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-->'''Mac''': -->'''Mac:''' I don't believe it. First [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece Noriega, then Iran-Contra]] now this! Tell me, is there ''anyone'' you guys ''haven't'' financed yet?
-->'''Abe''': ''[As
yet?\\
'''Abe:''' ''[as
if stating [[CaptainObvious the incredibly obvious]]]'' [[StrawmanPolitical The Democrats!]]



-->'''Harm''': All right, I get it. What's it gonna cost?
-->'''Police Officer''': What? You think that we are some kind of banana republic here where every official is for sale? You listen to me. You just go back to your nice comfortable tourist hotel and you think about it. (Starts shouting aggressively in Tagalog)

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-->'''Harm''': -->'''Harm:''' All right, I get it. What's it gonna cost?
-->'''Police Officer''':
cost?\\
'''Police Officer:'''
What? You think that we are some kind of banana republic here where every official is for sale? You listen to me. You just go back to your nice comfortable tourist hotel and you think about it. (Starts shouting aggressively in Tagalog)






-->Everywhere you go, Everywhere you see,
-->Black and blue uniforms - police and priests!

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-->Everywhere -->''Everywhere you go, Everywhere you see,
-->Black
see,\\
Black
and blue uniforms - -- police and priests!
priests!



3rd Feb '17 2:50:36 PM SteveMB
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Junta}}'' is set in such a country, called [[GratuitousSpanish "La Republica de los Bananas".]] It might actually be a StealthPun, at least in Portuguese: since things have gender in Romance languages, the correct form should be "La Republica de las Bananas", since bananas use female articles. Instead it's an adjective due to it using a male article, with "Bananas" being slang with the same meaning it has in English: crazy.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Junta}}'' is set in such a country, called [[GratuitousSpanish "La Republica de los Bananas".]] It might actually be a StealthPun, at least in Portuguese: since things have gender in Romance languages, the correct form should be "La Republica de las Bananas", since bananas use female articles. Instead it's an adjective due to it using a male article, with "Bananas" being slang with the same meaning it has in English: crazy. Each player represents a faction within the corrupt ruling clique, and the goal of the game is to successfully [[CorruptPolitician divert foreign aid money]] into your SwissBankAccount.
16th Jan '17 7:27:05 PM spiritsunami
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* ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'' sees most of the team kidnapped and taken to somewhere that speaks Spanish, and the team goes through a list of potential countries within a three-and-a-half hour flight from Los Angeles. [[FamousFamousFictional "Guatemala, Honduras...I hope it's not Norteguay."]] Almost immediately, their captors come in to formally welcome them to Norteguay.
3rd Jan '17 10:40:39 PM MSaika96
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* The fictional county of Meruza (likely named after the Argentine city/province of Mendoza) in the Japan-only game ''VideoGame/{{Aconcagua}}'' is described at the beginning as being under a military dictatorship. Unlike most examples, it appears to be more mountainous (then again, the only part of Meruza you mostly get to see is on the eponymous mountain).
30th Dec '16 7:06:08 PM CH4S
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* UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}} was a ''Sugar Cane'' Republic until Castro showed up. [[note]]There were bananas, mostly grown in the east. There was also tourism and gambling, centered in Havana and run by TheMafia.[[/note]]

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* UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}} was a ''Sugar Cane'' Republic until Castro showed up. [[note]]There were bananas, mostly grown in the east. There was also tourism and gambling, centered in Havana and run by TheMafia. Even under Castro, Cuba focused on Sugarcane exports to the Soviet Union in exchange for Soviet petrochemicals, minerals, manufactured goods and grain. Only after the fall of the Soviet Union did Cuba switch from being a Sugarcane republic to subsistence agriculture now that they have to grow their own food without the Soviet Union to buy it from. [[/note]]
19th Dec '16 10:51:21 AM erforce
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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.

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* A particularly shining example in ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' miniseries ''Barracuda''.''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherPresentsBarracuda 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.
28th Oct '16 10:46:02 AM ScintillatingAurora
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* The UsefulNotes/DominicanRepublic under Trujillo and UsefulNotes/{{Chile}} during Pinochet's dictatorship. Also Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua (1937-1979), Brazil (1964-1985 and now again as of August 31st, 2016), 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 UsefulNotes/DominicanRepublic under Trujillo and UsefulNotes/{{Chile}} during Pinochet's dictatorship. Also Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua (1937-1979), Brazil (1964-1985 and now again as of August 31st, 2016), (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]].
23rd Oct '16 7:52:03 PM mirisu92
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** Plus, having endured 300 years of Spanish colonial rule (and Catholic proselytization) ''before'' the Americans ever showed up, the Philippines also has the dubious distinction of seeming like a Latin American republic misplaced in Asia, which inevitably invites comparisons to ''real'' Latino countries.

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** Plus, having endured 300 years of Spanish colonial rule (and Catholic proselytization) ''before'' the Americans ever showed up, the Philippines also has the dubious distinction of seeming feeling like a Latin American republic misplaced in Asia, which inevitably invites comparisons to ''real'' Latino countries.the actual Latin America.
1st Sep '16 12:15:23 AM The_Weirdo
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* The 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]].

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* The UsefulNotes/DominicanRepublic under Trujillo and UsefulNotes/{{Chile}} during Pinochet's dictatorship. Also Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua (1937-1979), Brazil (1964-1985), (1964-1985 and now again as of August 31st, 2016), 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]].
20th Aug '16 2:28:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* This NewZealand-produced [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4O71U3SSuk 1980 advert]] for Pixie Caramel, directed by RogerDonaldson.

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* This NewZealand-produced UsefulNotes/NewZealand-produced [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4O71U3SSuk 1980 advert]] for Pixie Caramel, directed by RogerDonaldson.Creator/RogerDonaldson.



* ''Junta'' is set in such a country, called [[GratuitousSpanish "La Republica de los Bananas".]] It might actually be a StealthPun, at least in Portuguese: since things have gender in Romance languages, the correct form should be "La Republica de las Bananas", since bananas use female articles. Instead it's an adjective due to it using a male article, with "Bananas" being slang with the same meaning it has in English: crazy.

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* ''Junta'' ''TabletopGame/{{Junta}}'' is set in such a country, called [[GratuitousSpanish "La Republica de los Bananas".]] It might actually be a StealthPun, at least in Portuguese: since things have gender in Romance languages, the correct form should be "La Republica de las Bananas", since bananas use female articles. Instead it's an adjective due to it using a male article, with "Bananas" being slang with the same meaning it has in English: crazy.



* Vespugia, in MadeleineLEngle's ''ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet''.

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* Vespugia, in MadeleineLEngle's Creator/MadeleineLEngle's ''ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet''.



* ''CatsCradle'' by Kurt Vonnegut largely takes place in a fictional banana republic, the island of San Lorenzo.

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* ''CatsCradle'' ''Literature/CatsCradle'' by Kurt Vonnegut largely takes place in a fictional banana republic, the island of San Lorenzo.



* In ''EclipsePhase'', the bioconservative Jovian [[strike:Junta]] Republic is essentially a Banana Republic [-[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]-]

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* In ''EclipsePhase'', ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'', the bioconservative Jovian [[strike:Junta]] Republic is essentially a Banana Republic [-[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]-]
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