Now that we are catching on to the way they work, they don't work that way anymore. They've seem to have killed real fundamentals of banking in both directions.Not one of them had the first clue about how money, banking and finance worked, let alone the role central banks played in any of that.
I too worry about the war. I can't imagine them giving up control easy. It might be strange if when it was held it could only last as long as the cash held out. Be a war that nobody came to...not that wars can't reach out.
I heard that during the American Revolution people refused to except the Continental Notes that were printed up to finance the war. Farmers just couldn't afford the loss.
"Not worth a Continental"