5 Failed Currencies And Why They Crashed

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Some of the countries that adopted the euro now find themselves in the position of being unable to independently manage their monetary policy. What is being done to establish financial stability? Essentially, new money is being pumped into Greece and Ireland via the European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund. This raises the question of what these actions portend for the long-term health of the euro. History may provide some answers.
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