Banana republic is a pejorative term for a small, often Latin American, Caribbean or African country that is politically unstable, ependent on limited agriculture (i.e. bananas), and ruled by a small, self-elected, wealthy and corrupt clique.
Trivia about banana republic
Now owned by the Gap, this clothing store originally sold safari clothing
Gap, Inc., not only owns The Gap & Old Navy, it also owns this chain of stores whose logo is seen here
Amid a theme of adventure, the first catalogs from this company sported drawings of flight jackets & gurkha shorts
This safari-inspired clothing company began in 1978 with 2 stores & a catalog