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A History of Monetary Unions

Duration:
10 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 24 February 2012

David Cannadine reflects on the history of monetary unions and what causes them to succeed or fail. Ancient Greece turns out to be a pioneer, whereas modern Greece has posed a threat to any monetary union it has joined.

Producer: Sheila Cook.

  • A POINT OF VIEW: MAKING FRIENDS THE SHARED CURRENCY WAY

    A POINT OF VIEW:  MAKING FRIENDS THE SHARED CURRENCY WAY

    Greece is falling out with its neighbours over their common currency - just as it did about a century ago. But forging closer bonds through shared currencies rarely works for long, says historian David Cannadine.

    Read David Cannadine's article on BBC News website.

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