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Contemplate a Chiquita. Chiquita, formerly known as the United Fruit Company, has a long and illustrious history epitomized in the phrase "banana republic". Study these terms and various incidents ancient and modern, involving issues such the overthrow of Guatemalan democracy and a designated terrorist organization, the AUC. I do not, of course, ...


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Have you read Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude? Well, in a part of the book, the author represents what has known as the Banana massacre The Banana Massacre (Spanish: Matanza de las bananeras or Spanish: Masacre de las bananeras) was a massacre of United Fruit Company workers that occurred between December 5 and 6, 1928 in the town of Ciénaga near ...


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The Same Way it Did in Real Life The Sicilian mob started as a lemon cartel. But lemon growers also faced challenges, among them, dealing with brokers who sold the fruit abroad and fending off thieves who raided groves by night. As a result, many growers began contracting “protectors” to watch their trees and enforce their contracts, Dimico writes. This ...


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They sabotage other foods. Those foods are competition for plums. They must go. Grapes? Have our plum wine! Strawberries? Taste this plum jam. Cheese? Try fermented plum paste! No, it is a thing; fermented plum paste. It is better than cheese. Which is lucky for you because now there is no cheese, thanks to us. And we have only your interests at ...


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Simple. Make them a ruthless and ever-expanding megacorporation. If you make your plum corporation into a massive and ruthless monopoly, then the problems will multiply exponentially. You already mention that they produce more plums than the entirety of the country's production. This means they not only have the entirety of the home nation's plum supply ...


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Given the power and accumulated wealth of the mule dragons, humans with the innate ability to understand them have an extraordinary employment opportunity as their interpreters. Given the power and appetites of the mule dragons, their interpreters have a strong motivation to not screw up in their duties. They therefore adopt the deference, manners and ...


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They will collect their riches through any available method, such as digging through rocks, or stealing from weaker beings. The mule-dragons will become rare and, if they were to participate to an economy, this would be done through the black market. People will not like to be considered "weaker being", give enough occasions of a stolen item ...


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Obviously These dragonfolk have these qualities in common with humanfolk: sophont intelligence & awareness ability to communicate ability to assign value to discrete sorts of materials ability to reason ability to act upon a desire with free will The only substantial difference you assign the dragonfolk is: inability to speak human type languages You ...


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Bounties for tasks awarded. Your phone or VR overlay to your goggles pinpoints areas where a job has to be done, and you get paid if you complete it. Collecting garbage, moving someone, doing some technical task. Since societies, businesses, or governments will be posting these they'll probably be prosocial activities. You could automate them, but these ...


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Money is not only wages I think abolishing money in a world with zero human labour will probably never happen. Money is not only a reward for labour. Your economy needs capital and resources to run properly and to be able to produce and transport free goods for everyone. The value of machines, resources, infrastructure and energy will still be measured in ...


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"Monzanzo" is secretly working with the cartel to mass produce "perfect" plums at a larger scale, by using genetically engineered seeds. California plum tree orchards located in "Siliplum Valley" and their farmers are losing money fast. The choice of location is based on history of the Silicon Valley, previously known as the ...


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Fruit growing is your country's main industry. There are many countries out there known as "banana republics" that primarily subsist on agriculture to sustain themselves because of the actions of colonizers who exploit their lands. A single monopoly controlling all fruit production could underpay workers under a laissez faire capitalist system and ...


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There are many ways. For one, they could increase prices, use violence, establish a monopoly, overrun the government, expand into other countries etc. This is very easy, especially for Chinese mafia.


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