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What is the meaning of banana republic?

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Asked by Quest, 12 Oct '12 11:24 pm
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A republic with slippery principles
Answered by Manoj Adwani, 12 Oct '12 11:35 pm

 
  
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A republic with slippery principles
Answered by DNA, 14 Oct '12 01:25 pm

 
  
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A banana republic is a politically unstable country that economically depends upon the exports of a limited resource (fruits, minerals), and usually features a society composed of stratified social classes
Answered by anil garg, 12 Oct '12 11:55 pm

 
  
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Banana Republic is a Republic in which the citizens are Mango citizens.
Answered by Ganadhisha, 12 Oct '12 11:51 pm

 
  
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..A banana republic is a politically unstable country that economically depends upon the exports of a limited resource(fruits, minerals), and usually features a society composed of stratified social classes, such as a great, impoverished working class and a ruling plutocracy, composed of the lites of business, politics, and the military.

In political science, the term banana republic denotes a country dependent upon limited primary-sector productions, which is ruled by a plutocracy who exploit the national economy by means of a politico-economic oligarchy.

In american literature, it 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 is a pejorative political descriptor coined by the American writer O Henry in Cabbages and Kings (1904), a book of thematically related short stories ...more
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Answered by M H Kisan, 12 Oct '12 11:50 pm

 
  
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Politically unstable counries.
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Answered by Kabel Kisor, 12 Oct '12 11:48 pm

 
  
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Answered by Prince Deva, 12 Oct '12 11:32 pm

 
  
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The banana republic, a country with a single-purpose economy, originated with the introduction of the banana fruit to Europe in 1870, by Captain Lorenzo D. Baker, of the ship The Telegraph, who initially bought bananas in Jamaica and sold them in Boston at a 1,000 percent profit.[6] Dietarily, the banana proved a popular food with Americans, because it was a nutritious tropical fruit cheaper in price than local U.S. fruit, such as the apple; in 1913, a dozen bananas sold for twenty-five cents, while the same quarter-dollar-money bought only two apples. Yet the banana business was incidentally established, by the American railroad tycoons Henry Meiggs and his nephew, Minor C. Keith, who, in 1873, established banana plantations initially along the railroads proper to produce food-stuffs with which to feed the men working on the railroad. Upon grasping the potential profitability of exporting to and selling bananas in the U.S., Meiggs and Keith then exported the fruit to the Southeaster ...more
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 12 Oct '12 11:27 pm

 
  
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