One of the downsides of having government education camps (the school system) "educate" most of us slaves is that most of us have no clue what occured prior to our own lifetimes. And what we think we know is incorrect or never happened.
Everything that is currently going on in the US... government "stimulus", massive deficits, pending bankruptcy and the use of the crisis to institute more government controls and blame the "free market" has already happened twice in the last century in the US. The following cartoon with the outline of the grand plan was printed in the Chicago Tribune in 1934, just after the first bankruptcy of the US Government in 1933.
Sound like a familiar plan?
The US Government, after installing the communist-fashioned Federal Reserve system in 1913, and the subsequent war it enabled, World War I, just a few months later, had already bankrupted itself by 1933. That was when the US Government had to confiscate gold and then devalue the US dollar in order to survive. That was US bankruptcy #1.
Then after bankrupting itself during World War II and the Vietnam War, the US was again bankrupt and the only way to salvage itself was to remove all gold backing from the Federal Reserve Note and go to an unbacked fiat currency on August 15, 1971. That was US bankruptcy #2.
Mostly through the use of force and the deceit of inflation, and on the backs of a population of the world's most productive people, the US Government managed to keep the latest iteration of the Government and the dollar alive until now.