The Banana Wars: plundering Central America for fruit — Market Mad House

The strangest series of conflicts in America’s history were the so-called Banana Wars of the 20th Century. Essentially, American corporations conquered large stretches of Central America for bananas.

At the turn of the 20th Century bananas were Big Business. Bananas were Big Business because they were the ideal fruit for the Gilded Age.

Bananas are among the healthiest and most nutritious of fruits. Each banana is a good source of fiber, potassium, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin C…



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Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.