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The reason why is that India was on a silver standard and England was on a gold standard in which pounds were denominated. To convert India to pounds sterling, you would have had to convert the whole country to a gold standard first, which was discussed occasionally, but was more or less impractical because India had no central bank like England did. To ...


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You may want to look up the work of Andreski, in particular his book on this very topic.


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Extremely rough approximates guestimates Ancient times 1%. Industrial 10% Industrial-Crisis maximum - 20% 20% is around ALL the military age males. Ancient period that gives 1 military age male in 20.


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This question is unanswerable: 1) Silver is not a useful measure on the scale required: money did not exist to purchase commodities for most of the desired time scale 2) Adequate wage/price series only become available in the mid 19th century, inadequate wage/price series only become available in the early 19th century 2a) Wage/price series are important ...


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The statement in your second paragraph is a piece of neo-Nazi antisemitic propaganda, which is taken from a Nazi web site. It is improper to call these people "economists". The economic conditions in Germany indeed improved at the time of Hitler in comparison with what they were before. But this has nothing to to with "removal of Jews" or abolition of ...


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I did not watch the movie on the linked web site, so I have no idea what the exact claims are, but I will comment on the alleged "economic miracle" of Nazi Germany from a historical point of view: At the time the economic events in Germany were popularly considered an economic rejuvenation and Hitler was credited with restoring the economy of Germany. ...


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@KennyLJ's answer relies on the highly respected data series put together by Angus Maddison. Maddison's statistics post-independence are probably derived from official statistics (which begun in 1960, a year after Singapore achieved self-governance). So I think KennyLJ's answer more than qualifies for the bounty. The following is just for context. Both ...


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While I agree with the other answer givers that you're unlikely to find reliable information on Roman imperial spending budgets, I think we can usefully work back from modern spending figures to show the disparity. For example, below are some of the major spending areas of the United States budget, and a note about Roman equivalence: Social Security is a ...



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