# 180: Banana Republic Germany

Banana republic | Definition of Banana republic at Dictionary.com
  • You are the only one in your family in Germany
  • Your parents at home (far away) struggle for survival as well.
  • Your family members are facing political violence and suppression.
  • Your home currency has been losing its value by more than 400% in less than three years.
  • You cannot transfer unlimited amounts of money to/from your home country.
  • You have trouble opening a bank account in Germany because the bank requires many months of previous salary evidence.
  • You cannot find a place to live because you cannot afford the rent and/or landlords do not rent to foreigners.
  • The internet in your home country is bad and/or censored and you cannot even talk to your loved ones in a safe space.
  • Whatever activity you get involved in, you always ask yourself: Will this put my family in danger because our regime opposes this?

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