A true test in international problem-solving, the Bretton Woods conference was notable for its unusual combination of a heavy presence of academics and a final product that provided long-lasting results, the period following the event known as ‘the golden age’ of capitalism.
Motivated by the urgency of waning global depression, the Second World War and the desire to not repeat the bitter fruits of post-First World War international economic restructuring, the conference was proof that expedient
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