Europe was in a panic. Countries were defaulting on their debts faster than the Union could count them. A flood of counterfeit bills, indistinguishable from the real thing had overwhelmed the system and created massive inflation. A single loaf of bread was selling for more than three hundred and fifty Euros! The Euro had dropped from being worth over a dollar U.S. to equaling less than one-half of one cent.
A few, a very few countries, and individuals were okay or were just coming into their own. These few had gold and silver reserves on which their money was still based or a stash of their own such precious metals.
His family’s revenge was just beginning. Now everything that had been taken from them would be taken back and far more. He and his family would make the rest of Europe little more than serfs for them. People would be begging them for work just to have enough for a place to live, a bit to eat and a way to stay warm in winter.
What he and his cohorts had not anticipated was the massive ripple effect their actions were having. It wasn’t only the smaller countries that were being affected; much larger ones were beginning to see the collapse of their economies as well. Fear was beginning to grip countries that possessed the power to obliterate nations. Fear was driving these countries to begin massive military build-ups and to quell the growing violence at home with ever increasing force.
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