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Because the term "banana republic" in popular (imperialist) European discourse refers not to the production or trade in bananas but is instead a metaphor for political corruption, instability, and incompetence which Europeans like to associated with certain Latin American dictatorships (ignoring their historic responsibility for causing it) and using it as an insult to hurl at political opponents.

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