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04:08:45 PM Sep 23rd 2011
I suggest the page image to be something from the computer game "Tropico". Perhaps the box art, perhaps a very good screenshot.
02:00:22 AM Jan 13th 2011
Are there any banana republics today?
08:59:21 AM Jan 13th 2011
edited by jej
Well... some scholars say that all modern nations are banana republics since they are all in some way or another at the mercy of multinational companies, and international banking conglomerates.

But weather there is any country which is still a Banana Republic in the old use of the word is kinda hard to say. Perhaps Nigeria which is overwhelmingly influenced by Shell. In Colombia Chiquitas Banana brand paid death squads to kill sindical workers as well as Coca Cola did. But I wouldnt say Colombia is a banana republic, since Chiquita and Coca Cola cant influence national politcs there (they can only intimidate their workers), where as in Nigeria Shell can.
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