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post #821 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2012, 08:01 PM
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Re: Financial clusterfuck in Europe

Originally Posted by Jimnik View Post
That wouldn't surprise me. The Spanish economy was destroyed by the civil war.

Many southern hemisphere colonies (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina) had high living standards in the early 20th century thanks to natural resources.
Uruguay as well, they were called the South American Switzerland back then.

It's interesting when you see graphs like this:

Originally Posted by Jaap View Post
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