In 1815, a year after the end of the war of 1812, Napoleon escaped from his exile and returned to Paris. French troops were sent to capture him, but his charisma was such that soldiers rushed to the aid of their old commander, and hailed him as their new emperor, Napoleon returned to Paris as a hero.King Louis fled into exile and Napoleon again ascended to the throne of France – this time without a single shot was fired.
In March of 1815, Napoleon took an army that English Duke of Wellington defeated less than 90 days later at Waterloo. He borrowed five million pounds from the bank of Paris Ouvard to reset the troops, however, from then on, it was not unusual for central banks to private control in a war finanziassero both contenders.
Because a central bank should finance the war opposing sides? Because war is the largest generator of debt ever. A nation will borrow any amount to win. At the end loser is loaned just enough sufficient to maintain a slim hope of victory, while the ultimate winner is given enough to win. In addition, loans of this type are usually provided with the guarantee that the victor will honor the debts of the defeated, only bankers can not lose.
The site of the Battle of Waterloo is located approximately 200 miles northeast of Paris, in the Belgium there Napoleon suffered his final defeat, but not before thousands of Frenchmen and Englishmen lose their lives in a humid morning of June , 1815.
That day, June 18, 74,000 French troops clashed with soldiers, 67,000 British and other European nations, the outcome was uncertain and surely, in fact, if Napoleon had attacked earlier that day, he probably would have won the battle.
However, regardless of who the winners and losers, back in London Nathan Rothschild used the opportunity to take control of the UK equity market, the Rothschilds bitterly disputed the report that follows.
Rothschild stood on the north side of the battlefield, near the English Channel, a trusted agent, such Rothworth. Once the battle was decided, Rothworth headed for the Channel and gave the news to Nathan Rothschild fresh twenty-four hours before Wellington’s personal courier.
Rothschild went quickly to the bag and took his usual place in front of an ancient column, all eyes were on him. The Rothschild possessed of a legendary communication network. If Wellington had defeated Napoleon, and again around the continent, the British financial situation would have certainly taken a bad turn. Rothschild appeared distraught, stood motionless, his eyes on the ground. Then, suddenly, he began selling.
Other nervous investors saw that Rothschild was selling, this could only mean one thing: Napoleon must have won and Wellington had been defeated. The stock market went off a cliff. Soon all were found to sell their shares consolidated – British government bonds and other actions – and prices dropped. Then Rothschild and his financial allies started secretly buying through its staff.
Do you think this is a myth, a legend? A hundred years later, the New York Times reported the news that Nathan Rothschild’s grandson had attempted to obtain the judgment of a court to remove a book with this story of the Stock Exchange, the Rothschild family claimed that this story was false and defamatory But the court rejected the request of the Rothschild family and ordered to pay all court costs.
What is even more interesting about this whole thing, is that some authors claim that the day after the battle of Waterloo, in a matter of hours, Nathan Rothschild and allied financial domination not only gained market share but also the Bank of England. (An interesting feature of some securities was established that could be converted into shares of the Bank of England)
The apparentamento with Montefiore, the Cohens and Goldsmiths – banking dynasties who settled in England a century before the Rothschilds – Rothschild increased financial control, such control was further consolidated through the approval of Peel’s Bank Charter Act of 1844.
That the Rothschild family and their financial allies have captured or less complete control of the Bank of England (the first and most extensive privately owned central bank in a major European nation) in this way, one thing is certain: the mid- 1800, the Rothschilds were the richest family in the world, without exception. They dominated the markets for government bonds and opened new branches in other banks and industrial companies around the world, also dominated a constellation of secondary less influential families, such as Warburg and Schiff, who accomunarono their vast wealth to the Rothschilds.
In fact the second half of the 19th century was known as the “Age of Rothschild”. The writer Ignatius Balla estimated that their personal wealth in 1913 amounted to over two billion dollars. Remember that the purchasing power of the dollar was higher by more than 1,000 percent compared to today. Despite this overwhelming wealth, the family has generally cultivated an aura of invisibility and although it controls the revenues of banking, industrial, commercial, mining and tourism, only a handful of them named after them. In the late 19th century, one expert estimated that the Rothschild family in control of half the world’s wealth.
Whatever the size of their vast wealth, it is reasonable to assume that their share of global wealth has increased dramatically since then, for the power and the desire to pursue the power of it.
However with the arrival of this century, the Rothschilds have carefully cultivated the notion that their power is somewhat diminished, although their wealth and that of their financial allies increases in conjunction with their control of banks, debt, media, politicians and nations, all with delegates, agents, candidates and boards interconnected, which maintain their role in the shadows.