Definition of banana republic in English:

banana republic

Line breaks: ba¦nana re¦pub|lic

noun

derogatory
  • A small state that is politically unstable as a result of the domination of its economy by a single export controlled by foreign capital.
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    • Tropico (Gathering of Developers), in which the player strives to maintain control over a banana republic, tracks the daily lives and emotions of hundreds of unique citizens.
    • Then nobody will speak about our country as a banana republic.
    • For those of you too young to remember that miserable decade, it was a time when serious minded people thought the UK was doomed to become a banana republic - without the bananas.

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