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I am finding the folk-history causal connection between hyperinflation and invading Poland more tenuous by the day.

Hungary had even worse inflation in 1946. Was it only the lack of a common border that stopped them invading Poland?

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Sep 5th, 2011 at 10:17:10 AM EST
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Obviously. It's quite shameful to imply that invasions of Poland ever result from things such as, well, greed and general nastiness. No, trust me, it's about inflation every time.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Mon Sep 5th, 2011 at 10:20:00 AM EST
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Yeah, because suggesting that the Establishment Weimar Republic was full of immoral bastards like Kurt Schleicher who spent an entire decade after hyperiinflation ended plotting the subversion of democracy would be fanciful.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Sep 5th, 2011 at 10:22:55 AM EST
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