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Yugoslavia

Tito and Pinochet: A Wholly Unscientific 12-Second Comparison of the Pop Culture Legacies of Two Dictators from the 1970s

The full title of this aside: TITO AND PINOCHET: A WHOLLY UNSCIENTIFIC 12-SECOND COMPARISON OF THE POP CULTURE LEGACIES OF TWO DICTATORS FROM THE 1970s (and 1980s), ONE FROM THE LEFT AND ONE FROM THE RIGHT Two decades after Yugoslavia burst at the seams, the hip, pierced and tattooed crowd in Slovenia and other former Yugoslav republics proudly…
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Blinded by zeros

For those of you who are fascinated by large denominations, this is a 500 Billion Dinar note I found this morning, issued by Yugoslavia in 1993. It was the largest nominal value ever printed by the country, near the peak of its hyperinflation period. All those zeros are blinding. Ain't spring cleaning fun? As a point of reference, on November…
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