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War and gold : a 500-year history of empires, adventures, and debt /

This history of money describes the gold standard, which began in 16th century Spain's quest to collect as much gold as possible through the introduction of paper money as a means of wartime financing during the French and American Revolutions. Full description

Main Author: Kwarteng, Kwasi,
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : PublicAffairs, 2014
Edition: First edition.
Contents: Gold : the establishment of order, c. 1500-1914. Sweat of the sun ; Rival nations : England and France ; Revolutions ; Pillars of order ; Great republic ; London 1914 -- War : the consequences of Armageddon, 1914-1915. guns and shells ; victors and vanquished ; World crisis ; Bretton Woods -- The new dollar order, 1945-1973. Pax Americana ; Weary titans ; Japan Incorporated ; Imperial retreat -- Paper : the end of gold, 1973- . The impact of oil ; Thatcher and Reagan ; The creation of the Euro -- The rise of China ; Delusions of debt ; Crises and 'bailouts' -- Appendix. Value of gold stock to world GDP.
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