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revised Extent of the Roman empire after Trajan?
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comment Effects of deliberately creating inflation to eliminate domestic debt
@TED But the original question ask about the results of tackling domestic debt with inflation. The difference between pre war Germany and for example the US in the 80s is that in the latter case all (or almost all) debt was in USD (i.e. their own currency). Trying to print your way out of external debt will certainly lead to a highly devalued currency like we saw in Germany and staggering inflation. The US could still do that today but most other nations cannot as they are straddled with with external debt (debt in another currency) that will not devalue with domestic inflation.
Aug
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comment Effects of deliberately creating inflation to eliminate domestic debt
How does this relate to the original question? Wasn't the hyperinflation caused directly by external debt, not domestic?
Aug
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comment Where did the Romans store their cash?
That's very interesting. Wondering why the common assumption is that banking began during the Italian renaissance?
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accepted Where did the Romans store their cash?
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comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
@Ted It was the norm here in Iceland at least. It had probably a lot to do with the original G7 and their shared views on world affairs at the time.
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comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
@KeithThompson Ok, but probably not a military coup though?
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comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
@TED Where I come from(Iceland) the Western world was always been defined as W-Europe, USA, Canada and Japan.
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comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
@Luke Was there ever a military coup attempt? The 1944 attempt was hardly against a democracy?
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comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
Thank you for the information but I was asking specifically about the "western world", i.e. (W-Europe, Japan, Canada, USA)
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accepted What was the first major historical event to be photographed?
Jul
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comment What was the first major historical event to be photographed?
See comment to original question. An adjective like Major or Important is always relative and subjective. It is though much clearer to use such an adjective instead of trying to define exactly what type event is "major": An event that more than 100 persons participated in, involved persons of royalty, etc. etc.
Jul
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comment What was the first major historical event to be photographed?
A precise definition doesn't exist. To some the introduction of the first sewing machine was a major event while to others that would be an insignificant event. So a "major event" is a relative definition and up to those who reply.
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revised What was the first major historical event to be photographed?
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