1971

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In 1971, the US abandoned the gold standard. Many nations' central banks continued to hold US dollars, due in part to the petrodollar.

In 1971 the US abandoned the gold standard after holders of dollars, concerned about currency inflation due to the rapid creation of dollars due to the Vietnam War started buying gold. This might have caused a large amount of capital flight away from the US dollar, but the petrodollar system stimulated a replacement demand, and several other currencies followed suit to leave the gold standard, rendering them equally suspect as inflation proof investments.

"War On Drugs"

Full article: Rated 4/5 “War On Drugs”

The US government under Richard Nixon began a "War On Drugs" which has not ended to this day. The official narrative declared that illegal drugs represented a serious threat the the social order, and so special laws were needed to prevent users from themselves. John Ehrlichman, the White House Domestic Affairs Advisor later admitted that this was a fraud.

Club de Berne

Full article: Club de Berne

The Club de Berne, a little known association of intelligence agencies, was founded in 1971.

 

Events

EventDateDescription
Tuskegee syphilis experiment1932 - 1972
Operation Paperclip8 May 1945 - 1990
Cold War1947 - 1991
Operation Demagnetize1948 - 1980
Vietnam WarDecember 1956 - 30 April 1975
Chagos Archipelago/Depopulation1965 - 27 April 1973
Phoenix Program1965 - 1972
The Troubles1966 - 1998
Operation Condor1968 - 1989
Great Oil Sniffer Hoax1969 - 1979
Inslaw1970 - 1990
Bilderberg/197123 April 1971 - 25 April 1971
"War on Drugs"18 June 1971 - Present
 

New Groups

GroupImageDateTypeDescription
Club de BerneClub de Berne.jpg1971 - Present
Association of European Border RegionsAssociation of European Border Regions.png1971 - Present
Ulster Defence AssociationGroup.png1971 - Present
Watergate/White House PlumbersGroup.png1971 - PresentA covert action group which intended to get caught, and attract odium to Richard Nixon
Center for Strategic and International StudiesCsis.png1971 - PresentMilitary ranks
Think tank
World Finance CorporationGroup.png1971 - 1977
Vancouver School of TheologyGroup.png1971 - PresentMilitary ranks
Military Reaction ForceMilitary Reaction Force.jpg1971 - 1973Secret
Military
Southern Poverty Law CenterSPLC Logo.svg1971 - Present
Information Policy UnitGroup.pngSeptember 1971 - PresentPropaganda
 

A Group that was Wound Up

GroupImageDate
Information Liaison DepartmentGroup.png1970 - September 1971


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