banana republic

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a small country (especially in Central America) that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas)

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Further, the hitmen of the Banana Republic excellently use their brains to serve their masters and befool the masses by ingenious ways of deception.
We don't have monsoons, we don't have the cocaine (we have to import it) and we definitely don't have the sun, but in every other respect we're a banana republic.
We are indeed regarded as a banana republic by not only EU countries but also by the rest of the UK.
When a man who measures his words as carefully as Richard Lambert does starts talking about "banana republics" it ought to be time for those who regulate the banks to take notice.
"We have argued that successive war ministers' confused sexual desires to launch phallic-shaped missiles would be more safely directed if phallic-shaped zucchinis were sent instead." In the '80s, Homes not Bombs' precursor Banana Republics United played a major role in a campaign to send bananas to then-U.S.
It is one of the important distinguishing features between our republic and banana republics.