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The phrase "Narco-state" is an exonym used to promote fear.


Democracy Now! mooted Afghanistan as "The Worst Narco-State in History?" in 2014, a reference to the increased harvest of opium after the 2001 Invasion of Afghanistan.[1]

The term is used by Western commercially-controlled media, possibly to suggest national governments which will be targeted for "regime change". Recipients of this term include Peru, Guinea Bissau[2][3] and Mozambique[4].

The Guardian in 2018 reported that "The Netherlands is starting to resemble a narco-state with the police unable to combat the emergence of a parallel criminal economy, a report from the Dutch police association has warned".[5]