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How could temporary surrender of self-government help Newfoundland with its debts?

Essentially, Newfoundland was put into a kind of receivership with its debt extensively restructured and then guaranteed by Britain, who additionally also supplied annual grants-in-aid. Suspending ...
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Is it true that Newton ordered the hanging of counterfeiters?

As "master of the mint," Newton was England's "Comptroller of the Currency." The second thing you need to know is that fraud, counterfeiting, embezzlement, theft, and other economic offenses were "...
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Did the North give the South its debt after Civil War ended?

Your link says that the South had to pay its pro rata share of the taxes needed to service the (mostly war-induced) debt of the United States, as if the Civil War had been fought on its behalf, (...
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Is it true that Newton ordered the hanging of counterfeiters?

Is it true that Newton ordered the hanging of counterfeiters? No. The counterfeiters were tried in a court of law, with a judge presiding, were found guilty by a jury and sentenced by the judge ...
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Did the North give the South its debt after Civil War ended?

Tom Au's statements that the war had been fought against the South and that the South received none of the benefits from the Union victory are somewhat misleading over simplifications. At least ...
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Did Empress Cixi divert funds for the Beiyang Fleet to build the Summer Palace?

I don't believe that these are merely popular stories. If you at least partially trust the content in the Draft History of Qing: The following translations given are my own; caution: may be heavily ...
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Where can I find historical taxation/revenue datasets for imperial countries in the early 20th century?

International Historical Statistics from Palgrave Macmillan might be worth a look. But overall I suspect it's unlikely that you'll find a pre-existing dataset that covers your needs. Ewout Frankema ...
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How can I evaluate the relative fiscal burden on different groups in the US, for various periods between 1790 and 1846?

This is a marxist answer. All answers will be theoretically seated to a question like this, which asks complex questions about theoretically situated categories (purporting to represent real lived ...
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Did the North give the South its debt after Civil War ended?

If the South was completely devastated, decimated, and bankrupt; how can you claim that the North and the South shared the debt evenly? The North paid from an economy that was in much better condition ...
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