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During wars, such as World War II, banking goes on as usual with a few differences: Enemy assets and bank accounts are seized; meaning if the address on the account is located in an enemy country, then the government takes the money in the account Non-sovereign accounts are frozen; what this means is that if a foreign country has a sovereignty problem, ...


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As Semaphore points out, the UK is paying interest on consolidated annuities. His links are better, but here is a story from the New York Times. (Note: Semaphore corrected my quibble about UK vs GB; he was right, I've removed my text). France continues to pay on a debt from 1738. But the oldest active debt is Dutch: The very oldest active bonds, ...



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