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I often hear the term "Banana Republic".. what does it mean?

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Asked by Sharmila Bose, 29 Sep '11 12:32 pm
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A politically unstable country dependent upon limited primary productions (e.g. bananas). Which is dependent upon foreign aid for survival
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 01 Oct '11 07:03 am

 
  
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Actually it is... A small country (especially in CentralAmerica) that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and dependson one export (such as bananas)...N also famous Brand of clothing of USA...

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Answered by valobasa, 29 Sep '11 12:35 pm

 
  
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The American writer: O. Henry (William Sydney Porter, 18621910), coined the phrase banana republic.In political science, the pejorative term Banana Republic denotes a politically unstable country dependent upon limited primary productions (e.g. bananas), which is ruled by a plutocracy, a small, self-elected, wealthy group who exploit the country by means of a politico-economic oligarchy.] The term banana republic originally denoted the fictional Republic of Anchuria, a servile dictatorship that abetted (or supported for kickbacks) the exploitation of large-scale plantation agriculture, especially banana cultivation.In U.S. politics, the term banana republic was a political descriptor first used by the American writer O. Henry in Cabbages and Kings (1904), a book of thematically related short stories derived from his 189697 residence in Honduras, where he was hiding from U.S. law for bank embezzlement.

In practice, a banana republic is a country operated as a commercial enterprise fo ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 29 Sep '11 02:43 pm

 
  
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It's a political science term for a country that's UNSTABLE , like the ongoing issue's in PAKISTAN, LIBYA etc
Answered by simon waaras, 29 Sep '11 12:36 pm

 
  
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In political science, the pejorative term Banana Republic denotes a politically unstable country dependent upon limited primary productions (e.g. bananas), which is ruled by a plutocracy, a small, self-elected, wealthy group who exploit the country by means of a politico-economic oligarchy. The term banana republic originally denoted the fictional Republic of Anchuria, a servile dictatorship that abetted (or supported for kickbacks) the exploitation of large-scale plantation agriculture, especially banana cultivation. In U.S. politics, the term banana republic was a political descriptor first used by the American writer O. Henry in Cabbages and Kings (1904), a book of thematically related short stories derived from his 189697 residence in Honduras, where he was hiding from U.S. law for bank embezzlement.In practice, a banana republic is a country operated as a commercial enterprise for private profit, effected by the collusion between the State and favoured monopolies, whereby the prof ...more
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 29 Sep '11 12:35 pm

 
  
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