Destabilizing the Global Monetary System: Germany’s Adoption of the Gold Standard in the Early 1870s

Destabilizing the Global Monetary System: Germany’s Adoption of the Gold Standard in the Early 1870s
In 1871-73, newly unified Germany adopted the gold standard, replacing the silver-based currencies that had been prevalent in most German states until then. The reform sparked a series of steps in other countries that ultimately ended global bimetallism, i.e., a near-universal fixed exchange rate system in which (mostly) France stabilized the... READ MORE...

Publication date: February 2019
ISBN 9781484394724
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