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assignats

Paper currency issued during the Revolution which depreciated rapidly.
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"How odd to find that even this industry has its financial panics, and at times sees its assignats and greenbacks languish to zero, and everything come to a standstill.
While still a few steps from the officer she unfolded the kerchief and took out of it a white twenty-five-ruble assignat and hastily handed it to him.
Using this property as backing for paper money, known as assignats, the government began the inflation that would worsen the economic conditions.
To understand libra, it's important to realize that it's merely the culmination of a series of economic and monetary events that starts with French Assignats and runs straight through Nixon taking us off the gold standard, the Plaza Accord, and China's entrance into the WTO.
The collapse in the value of assignats, issued by the French government during the revolution years, was taken by many as validating his point.
On October 10, 1789, the properties of the Catholic Church were seized by the National Constituent Assembly as assignats, or security for expropriated lands.
Think of John Law, the Continentals, the Assignats, Weimar, or, more recently, Venezuela or Zimbabwe.
All students of the French Revolution are familiar with the assignats, the paper money first issued by the nascent National Assembly in 1790 and the wide economic turmoil caused by its runaway inflation over the following years.
The official mind and public opinion seemed only to fear the extreme banking experiences of John Law, of the assignats, or of paper money in the American Colonies.
(5) Examples of horrifying hyperinflations that ruined the real economy were John Law's system in France (1716-1720), the French assignats (1789-1795), the US continental currency (1785-1790), and the German hyperinflation (1919-1923).
Neither the "edicts" or the "assignats" of Catherine II, as financial guarantees of currency, nor the imposed or controlled prices were perennial solutions against inflation.
Perhaps some viewers might have been reminded of the forged assignats produced by Britain between 1793 and 1795 as a furtive means of further debasing France's economy, but in this print Cruikshank reveals the fear that British bank notes might meet with the same desperate fate as French paper money.