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President Lyndon Baines Johnson was faced with a brutal choice, either institute protectionist measures, including travel taxes, export subsidies and slashing the budget—or accept brettoon risk of a “run on gold” and the dollar.

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Pluto Press,ch. Multinational banks can and do make huge international transfers of capital not only for investment purposes but also for hedging and speculating against exchange rate fluctuations. Trumanthe top U. Germany forced trading partners with a surplus to spend that surplus importing products from Germany. A second structural change that undermined monetary management was the decline of U.

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This meant that though Britain was running a trade deficit, it had a financial account surplus, and payments balanced. The Bretton Downolad Conference had three main results: Britain in the s had an exclusionary trading bloc with nations of the British Empire known as the ” Sterling Area “.

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