History Main / BananaRepublic

11th Jul '17 2:11:38 AM mirisu92
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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. FridgeLogic ensues even more when you recall that Marcos, in power then, actually encouraged the first Overseas Filipino Workers to go abroad, thus making him the originator of the country's "labour export policy".

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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. FridgeLogic ensues even more when you recall that Marcos, in power then, actually encouraged the first Overseas Filipino Workers to go abroad, thus making him the originator of the country's "labour export policy".policy" so yes, the Philippines in this case counts as a "People's Republic", in both senses of the word!
10th Jul '17 1:22:48 AM mirisu92
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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.

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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. FridgeLogic ensues even more when you recall that Marcos, in power then, actually encouraged the first Overseas Filipino Workers to go abroad, thus making him the originator of the country's "labour export policy".
9th Jul '17 12:55:45 PM Divra
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* Arulco and Tracona from ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2'', though Arulco can't quite decide if it wants to be a South American shithole or 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.

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* Arulco and Tracona from ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2'', though Arulco can't quite decide if it wants to be a South American shithole hellhole or [[{{Ruritania}} an Eastern European one.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 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.
3rd Jul '17 5:05:21 AM Divra
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* Arulco and Tracona from ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2''.

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* Arulco and Tracona from ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2''.2'', though Arulco can't quite decide if it wants to be a South American shithole or 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.
25th Jun '17 9:12:03 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* Corto Maltese, the island nation which the US and the Soviet Union went to war over in the 1986 graphic novel series ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' (named after the lead character in the Italian comic series of the same name)

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* Corto Maltese, the island nation which the US and the Soviet Union went to war over in the 1986 graphic novel series ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' (named after the lead character in the Italian comic series of the same name)name).



* Santa Prisca shows up a lot in various Franchise/{{Batman}} related titles.

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* Santa Prisca shows up a lot in various Franchise/{{Batman}} related Franchise/{{Batman}}-related titles.



* Canastarica, a Central American republic in the parodic gangster novels about "Dickie" Dick Dickens by Rolf & Alexandra Becker. The protagonist accidentally becomes dictator there, but absconds when he sees the risks inherent in the job.

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* Canastarica, a Central American republic in the parodic gangster novels about "Dickie" Dick Dickens by Rolf & and Alexandra Becker. The protagonist accidentally becomes dictator there, but absconds when he sees the risks inherent in the job.
25th Jun '17 9:08:23 AM 64SuperNintendo
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9th Jun '17 12:39:12 AM JackG
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* In ''Literature/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 RecycledInSpace in ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat For President'', President''. "Slippery Jim" diGriz goes up against [=diGriz=] seeks to topple a planetary dictator by exploiting his need to maintain a facade of democracy.
1st May '17 10:04:46 PM MAI742
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Since it was usually the Communists who opposed the dictatorships [[note]](even though they [[MeetTheNewBoss didn't necessarily establish democratic/egalitarian societies]] [[FullCircleRevolution once they got to power;]] see Cuba)[[/note]], in Latin America, the term is associated with countries that have governments that are controlled by multinational corporations, and not with just ''any'' decadent dictatorship per se. In Europe and the U.S, the connotation tends to fall more closely with that of any dictatorship in any tropical country, capitalist, socialist, or what have you. Although, possible exceptions notwithstanding, there aren't really any left in Latin America these days, [[TruthInTelevision they can still be found]] in Africa and Southeast Asia.

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Since it was usually the Communists who opposed the dictatorships [[note]](even though they [[MeetTheNewBoss didn't necessarily establish democratic/egalitarian democratic or egalitarian societies]] [[FullCircleRevolution once they got to power;]] see Cuba)[[/note]], Cuba, where they did the latter but not the former)[[/note]], in Latin America, the term is associated with countries that have governments that are controlled by multinational corporations, and not with just ''any'' decadent dictatorship per se. In Europe and the U.S, the connotation tends to fall more closely with that of any dictatorship in any tropical country, capitalist, socialist, or what have you. Although, possible exceptions notwithstanding, there aren't really any left in Latin America these days, [[TruthInTelevision they can still be found]] in Africa and Southeast Asia.
1st May '17 10:07:57 AM jamespolk
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* ''Literature/TheSympathizer'': The narrator, a Communist spy who thinks very little of the South Vietnamese government, refers to South Vietnam as a "jackfruit republic."
26th Apr '17 12:11:11 PM Kelothan
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The terms has its origins in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Fruit_Company United Fruit Company]], an honest-to-god MegaCorp with a CorruptCorporateExecutive approach. With the help of their buddies in the CIA, and some "well-intentioned" and actually well intentioned American presidents, United Fruit created countless US-friendly military dictatorships throughout the tropics dedicated to growing '''''bananas'''''. In these countries, United Fruit paid extremely low wages and close to zero taxes. Marxist and Maoist guerrillas surfaced everywhere, and a cycle of civil wars and dictatorial overthrows ensued.

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The terms has its origins in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Fruit_Company United Fruit Company]], an honest-to-god MegaCorp with a CorruptCorporateExecutive approach. With the help of their buddies in the CIA, and some "well-intentioned" well-intentioned and actually not so well intentioned American presidents, United Fruit created countless US-friendly military dictatorships throughout the tropics dedicated to growing '''''bananas'''''. In these countries, United Fruit paid extremely low wages and close to zero taxes. Marxist and Maoist guerrillas surfaced everywhere, and a cycle of civil wars and dictatorial overthrows ensued.
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