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9th Nov '17 7:40:54 AM erforce
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* The Republic of Isthmus, hideout of BigBad Franz Sanchez, in ''Film/LicenceToKill''. Its MeaningfulName betrays it as an {{Expy}} for Panama.

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The Republic of Isthmus, hideout of BigBad Franz Sanchez, in ''Film/LicenceToKill''. Its MeaningfulName betrays it as an {{Expy}} for Panama.



* Arulco and Tracona from ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2'', though Arulco can't quite decide if it wants to be a South American hellhole or [[{{Ruritania}} an Eastern European one]]. Parts of the country are covered in pine forests and wooden houses, others are desert or jungle. Accents are all over the place, with Spanish, American, Polish, Russian and German all appearing on Arulco natives. The BigBad is explicitly stated to be Romanian, and your employer bears the rather Latin-sounding name Enrico Chivaldori. Also, the country's main export is silver, rather than bananas, and is explicitly stated to have been a fairly self-supporting agricultural nation before the BigBad came to power.

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* Arulco and Tracona from ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2'', ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance2'', though Arulco can't quite decide if it wants to be a South American hellhole or [[{{Ruritania}} an Eastern European one]]. Parts of the country are covered in pine forests and wooden houses, others are desert or jungle. Accents are all over the place, with Spanish, American, Polish, Russian and German all appearing on Arulco natives. The BigBad is explicitly stated to be Romanian, and your employer bears the rather Latin-sounding name Enrico Chivaldori. Also, the country's main export is silver, rather than bananas, and is explicitly stated to have been a fairly self-supporting agricultural nation before the BigBad came to power.
31st Oct '17 1:49:05 AM Hanz
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* The ''VideoGame/JustCause'' series lets you loose as a CrazyAwesome CIA agent tasked with overthrowing a junta on two fictional island nations (San Esperito in the first game and in the second, the more unusual, South Asian-style dictatorship of Panau).

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* The ''VideoGame/JustCause'' series lets you loose as a CrazyAwesome CIA agent tasked with overthrowing a junta on two fictional island nations (San Esperito in the first game and in the second, game, the more unusual, unusual South Asian-style dictatorship of Panau).Panau in the second, the Mediterranean island of Medici in the third).
22nd Oct '17 7:07:16 PM nombretomado
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* 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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* Costa Verde in ''ComicBook/{{XIII}}''. The local Creator/CheGuevara UsefulNotes/CheGuevara analogue turned to have betrayed the hero to the government because of his ItsAllAboutMe attitude.
6th Oct '17 7:12:14 AM isolato
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* OlderThanTelevision: Several of Creator/OHenry's writings take place in these. His ''Cabbages and Kings'' (1904) is the [[TropeNamer origin]] of the term "banana republic."



* OlderThanTelevision: Several of O. Henry's writings take place in these. His ''Cabbages and Kings'' (1904) is the [[TropeNamer origin]] of the term "banana republic."
29th Aug '17 11:41:43 AM CosmicFerret
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* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series has Outer Heaven in the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' and Zanzibarland in ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake''. The later ''Metal Gear Solid'' games mostly avert this, with the exception of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'': Act 2 takes place in an unspecified country in 'South America', which [[AllThereInTheScript the end credits reveals to be Peru.]] But at that point of the series alternate history, it seems to fir the trope perfectly. There's also Gindra in ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel''. Well, Ghost Babel does take place in the same place as MG1...

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* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series has Outer Heaven in the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series has Outer Heaven in the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'' and Zanzibarland in ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake''. The later ''Metal Gear Solid'' games mostly avert this, with the exception of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'': Act 2 takes place in an unspecified country in 'South America', which [[AllThereInTheScript the end credits reveals to be Peru.]] But at that point of the series alternate history, it seems to fir the trope perfectly. There's also Gindra in ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel''. Well, Ghost Babel does take place in the same place as MG1...
28th Aug '17 12:04:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the Dutch movie ''Abeltje'', the entire second half takes place in the fictional banana republic Perugona (set in the South Pacific near Chile according to the maps) where one of the main characters is made El Presidente just after a coup by the guerillas has ousted the previous leader. There's even a scene right after where the guerilla leader fantasizes about being the president, before realizing that [[RevolvingDoorRevolution his reign would probably be a bit too short for his own liking]] and appointing a puppet would be wiser.

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* In the Dutch movie ''Abeltje'', the entire second half takes place in the fictional banana republic Perugona (set in the South Pacific near Chile according to the maps) where one of the main characters characters, a clueless moth ball salesman, is made El Presidente just after a coup by the guerillas has ousted the previous leader. There's even a scene right after where the guerilla leader fantasizes about being the president, before realizing that [[RevolvingDoorRevolution his reign would probably be a bit too short for his own liking]] and appointing a puppet would be wiser.
28th Aug '17 12:03:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the Dutch movie ''Abeltje'', the entire second half takes place in the fictional banana republic Perugona (set in the South Pacific near Chile according to the maps) where one of the main characters is made El Presidente just after a coup by the guerillas has ousted the previous leader. There's even a scene right after where the guerilla leader fantasizes about being the president, before realizing that [[RevolvingDoorRevolution his reign would probably be a bit too short for his own liking]].

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* In the Dutch movie ''Abeltje'', the entire second half takes place in the fictional banana republic Perugona (set in the South Pacific near Chile according to the maps) where one of the main characters is made El Presidente just after a coup by the guerillas has ousted the previous leader. There's even a scene right after where the guerilla leader fantasizes about being the president, before realizing that [[RevolvingDoorRevolution his reign would probably be a bit too short for his own liking]].liking]] and appointing a puppet would be wiser.
28th Aug '17 12:03:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the Dutch movie ''Abeltje'', the entire second half takes place in the fictional banana republic Perugona (set in the South Pacific near Chile according to the maps) where one of the main characters is made El Presidente just after a coup by the guerillas has ousted the previous leader. There's even a scene right after where the guerilla leader fantasizes about being the president, before realizing that [[RevolvingDoorRevolution his reign would probably be a bit too short for his own liking]].
25th Aug '17 6:15:51 PM nombretomado
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* There is a [[RussianHumor Russian joke]]: What is the difference between a banana republic and a [[TheNewRussia Petroleum Superstate]]? The answer: [[spoiler:Bananas are a renewable resource.]]

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* There is a [[RussianHumor Russian joke]]: What is the difference between a banana republic and a [[TheNewRussia [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia Petroleum Superstate]]? The answer: [[spoiler:Bananas are a renewable resource.]]
18th Aug '17 11:42:13 PM mirisu92
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** One reason for the "Banana Republic" comparison is that most Philippine Presidents and governments have been beholden to American policy since before independence (when the country was in fact a US colony). Even textbook history will tell you that the CIA effected the successful election of Ramon Magsaysay as President, that the country's first "independence-era" president Manuel Roxas was as much, and as unabashedly, an American collaborator as a Japanese one (with his incestuous friendship with "Liberator" Douglas [=MacArthur=], and the US government in general served as an influential advisor to Marcos during the Martial Law years.

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** One reason for the "Banana Republic" comparison is that most Philippine Presidents and governments have been beholden to American policy since before independence (when the country was in fact a US colony). Even textbook history will tell you that the CIA effected the successful election of Ramon Magsaysay as President, that the country's first "independence-era" president Manuel Roxas Sr. was as much, and as unabashedly, [[TheQuisling an American collaborator collaborator]] as a Japanese one (with (what with his incestuous friendship with "Liberator" Douglas [=MacArthur=], [=MacArthur=]), and the US government in general served as an influential advisor to Marcos during the Martial Law years.
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