This related question approaches how beneficial war bonds were to US during WWII. I would like to know what happen with war bonds when a country is defeated.

What did happen in similar experiences?

What would have happened with US war bonds if it had lost any of the world wars?

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    German ww1 war bonds became pretty ,such worthless after the hyper inflation of the early 1920s. – pugsville Jul 30 '15 at 4:06
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    This would certainly depend on the country and war. Japan paid off its (domestic, at least) WW2 war bonds (but after using inflation to devalue them). – Semaphore Jul 30 '15 at 9:18
  • We can't really answer the specifics of the last question; since the US/Allies did not lose WWII, we'll never know. – CGCampbell Jul 30 '15 at 11:23
  • France was in August 1914 paying about 34% of its national revenue to service war debt accumulated during the 19th century, including military costs and reparations from its loss in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War. encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/war_finance_france – Pieter Geerkens Jan 27 '16 at 4:07