Bretton Woods Conference

Lead:  With the defeat of Germany and Japan expected if not guaranteed, Allied governments met in July, 1944 to give some order to the postwar economic world.

 Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

 Content: Often war erupts when normal economic relations break down. When hunger, privation, or shortages threaten, nations are tempted to take by force what is denied them in the regular operation of the marketplace.

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