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Potosi, the silver mine that changed the world
9:47p ET Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
Historian Lance Geiger, "The History Guy" at YouTube, today presents a fascinating account of the world's first great silver mine, Potosi in Spanish-ruled Peru.
Potosi silver, Geiger relates, created the world's first international currency, funded and destroyed empires, and, of course, imposed virtual slavery on the nearby inhabitants, who had to work in the mine.
The video is headlined "Potosi, the Silver Mine that Changed the World," is 14 minutes long, and can be viewed at YouTube here:
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