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Bretton Woods Agreement

80th Anniversary

23 July 1944: A new global monetary system is agreed by 44 Allied nations in New Hampshire. The agreement created the International Monetary Fund as well as the World Bank, and pegged the global economic system to the US dollar and gold. The system ended with Nixon's economic policies in the early 1970s.

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23 July - 6 August

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