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But So that silver would have to be was gotten out of the hands of the merchants who received it those who could afford the imported luxury goods, by the BEIC who had to use something used some of the silver to pay for mercenaries in India and elsewhere and used other goods from other places or used English exportsto pay those who sold them the goods which they exported imported from the spice islands or elsewhere..

Sort of like Ollie North's "neat" little scheme to use the proceeds the sale of Columbian drugs to the USA and weapons to Iran to provide arms and money to the Contras. "The System of the World" as it were.  

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Apr 11th, 2011 at 04:06:40 PM EST
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