Martin Armstrong observes that the idea of creating a single European currency arose out of the Plaza Accord of 1985.
Most people have no idea that the idea of creating the euro actually took place back in 1985 and was proposed as well as supported by the the United States. The idea was put forth at the Plaza Accord when the birth of the G5 was established. The idea was that the dollar was too high and that its strength was because it had emerged as the only major world currency. The idea was born that if Europe created a single currency, there would be a rival to the dollar.…Armstrong Economics
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