Big difference is that ITTL, and till the 70's OTL, paper money is supposed to be backed up by an equivalent amount gold which is finite where as today all money is backed by the productivity of a country's citizens and it's administration.Isn't this what modern day bankers in the our otl world doing too? The only example that I can remotely think off would be U. S Federal banking system, that practically is printing money that has no real value. Wasn't there a collapse in the 2004's to 2010 of value in dollar? Almost all countries had to deal with the fallout with it. Can't remember the documentary about it.