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Nemesis
The Last Days of the American Republic
by Chalmers Johnson, p82
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At the apex of those who profited from British-style "free trade" at the end of the nineteenth century was the Rothschild Bank, then by far the world's largest financial institution with total assets of around forty-one million pounds sterling. It profited enormously from the wars - some seventy-two of them - during Queen Victoria's reign, and financed such exploiters of Africa as Cecil Rhodes.