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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'']]. ** 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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14th Jan '16 12:04:40 AM rodneyAnonymous
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Any backwards tropical country (usually fictitious, often Latin American), that is ruled by a small corrupt clique (usually but not always presided over by TheGeneralissimo). Also known in Spanish as "República Bananera" or "República del Plátano". Usually a PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny or a PuppetState. Will probably contain [[JailbirdOfPanama Jailbirds of Panama]].
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Any backwards tropical country (usually fictitious, often Latin American), American) that is ruled by a small corrupt clique (usually but not always (often presided over by TheGeneralissimo). Also known in Spanish as "República Bananera" or "República del Plátano". Usually a PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny or a PuppetState. Will probably contain [[JailbirdOfPanama Jailbirds of Panama]].
14th Jan '16 12:03:14 AM rodneyAnonymous
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softened and removed some Word Cruft
Any backwards tropical country (almost always fictitious, more often than not Latin American), that is ruled by a small corrupt clique (usually but not always presided over by TheGeneralissimo). Also known in Spanish as "República Bananera" or "República del Plátano". Usually a PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny or a PuppetState. Will probably contain [[JailbirdOfPanama Jailbirds of Panama]].
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Any backwards tropical country (almost always (usually fictitious, more often than not Latin American), that is ruled by a small corrupt clique (usually but not always presided over by TheGeneralissimo). Also known in Spanish as "República Bananera" or "República del Plátano". Usually a PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny or a PuppetState. Will probably contain [[JailbirdOfPanama Jailbirds of Panama]].
12th Jan '16 9:21:37 AM Morgenthaler
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3rd Jan '16 3:52:33 AM foxley
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* Sierra Gordo in ''ComicBookGIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel''. They even had [[ShownTheirWork a revolution which was fomented by the North American Banana Monopoly]].
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* Sierra Gordo in ''ComicBookGIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel''.''ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel''. They even had [[ShownTheirWork a revolution which was fomented by the North American Banana Monopoly]].
3rd Jan '16 3:51:48 AM foxley
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* Sierra Gordo in ''GIJoe''. They even had [[ShownTheirWork a revolution which was fomented by the North American Banana Monopoly]].
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* Sierra Gordo in ''GIJoe''.''ComicBookGIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel''. They even had [[ShownTheirWork a revolution which was fomented by the North American Banana Monopoly]].

* Simon Templar, in Leslie Charteris' original novella "The Wonderful War", helped overthrow the corrupt government of the Republic of Pasala, which was actually a Oil Republic. In the TV series, the episode of the same title changed the setting to a {{Qurac}}.
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* [[Literature/TheSaint Simon Templar, Templar]], in Leslie Charteris' original novella "The Wonderful War", helped overthrow the corrupt government of the Republic of Pasala, which was actually a Oil Republic. In the TV series, the episode of the same title changed the setting to a {{Qurac}}.

* Boca Grande in Joan Didion's 1977 novel "A Book of Common Prayer"
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* Boca Grande in Joan Didion's 1977 novel "A ''A Book of Common Prayer"Prayer''. * ''Series/NickVelvet'': In "The Theft of the Meager Beavers" (one of the odder entries in the series), Nick is hired to steal a baseball team and deliver them to a specific banana republic.
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