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31st Mar '17 8:02:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* Inflation exists as a mechanic in EuropaUniversalis; while the player is unlikely to let it get too out of hand, some AI can get into a bankruptcy loop that results in both an incredibly unstable country and having to pay three or four times as much as everyone else for everything. (Inflation points increase the price of all things that cost money by 1% each, and are gained by event, reliance on gold, or minting coins -- the equivalent of printing money).

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* Inflation exists as a mechanic in EuropaUniversalis; ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis''; while the player is unlikely to let it get too out of hand, some AI can get into a bankruptcy loop that results in both an incredibly unstable country and having to pay three or four times as much as everyone else for everything. (Inflation points increase the price of all things that cost money by 1% each, and are gained by event, reliance on gold, or minting coins -- the equivalent of printing money).
30th Mar '17 11:03:39 AM HotelCalifornia
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* The UsefulNotes/Mozambique metical was the currency with the lowest value on 2004 (the exchange rate being t 24,500 meticais per USD) until Zimbabwe took the place on late August 2005. On July 1, 2006, Mozambique redenominated the metical at a rate of 1000:1.

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* The UsefulNotes/Mozambique UsefulNotes/{{Mozambique}} metical was the currency with the lowest value on 2004 (the exchange rate being t 24,500 meticais per USD) until Zimbabwe took the place on late August 2005. On July 1, 2006, Mozambique redenominated the metical at a rate of 1000:1.
18th Mar '17 12:58:38 PM nombretomado
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* In the online game/community NationStates, each nation can name its own currency, whose value -- relative to other in-game currencies and real-world currencies -- is determined by the player's policy decisions. Quite a few fall into this territory.

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* In the online game/community NationStates, Website/NationStates, each nation can name its own currency, whose value -- relative to other in-game currencies and real-world currencies -- is determined by the player's policy decisions. Quite a few fall into this territory.
4th Mar '17 10:56:47 AM nombretomado
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* In an OlderThanRadio moment MarkTwain, in ''The Innocents Abroad'', was on a cruise that stopped at the Azores, where many of the passengers went ashore to a restaurant. Clearly not having been adequately briefed on the concept of exchange rates, when the bill was presented for "24,000 reis" for cigars, and "18,000 reis" for wine, and so on, the passenger who had offered to pay paled in horror, gave the proprietor of the place $150 in gold, and informed him that he will pay no more. The proprietor had to go and get someone else to translate the amounts of local currency to dollars before the situation stabilized -- at a price amounted to about $21.

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* In an OlderThanRadio moment MarkTwain, Creator/MarkTwain, in ''The Innocents Abroad'', was on a cruise that stopped at the Azores, where many of the passengers went ashore to a restaurant. Clearly not having been adequately briefed on the concept of exchange rates, when the bill was presented for "24,000 reis" for cigars, and "18,000 reis" for wine, and so on, the passenger who had offered to pay paled in horror, gave the proprietor of the place $150 in gold, and informed him that he will pay no more. The proprietor had to go and get someone else to translate the amounts of local currency to dollars before the situation stabilized -- at a price amounted to about $21.
30th Jan '17 12:02:43 PM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimaton/HomeAdventuresWithTipAndOh'': Tip tries to make some spare money by taxing Boov around all day; at the end of the day she and Oh count the large piles of currency they have collected only to find out the 6,034 Gleeblos they have are worth $3.00 USD.

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* ''WesternAnimaton/HomeAdventuresWithTipAndOh'': ''WesternAnimation/HomeAdventuresWithTipAndOh'': Tip tries to make some spare money by taxing Boov around all day; at the end of the day she and Oh count the large piles of currency they have collected only to find out the 6,034 Gleeblos they have are worth $3.00 USD.
29th Jan '17 7:06:24 PM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimaton/HomeAdventuresWithTipAndOh'': Tip tries to make some spare money by taxing Boov around all day; at the end of the day she and Oh count the large piles of currency they have collected only to find out the 6,034 Gleeblos they have are worth $3.00 USD.
13th Dec '16 4:28:45 AM LadyJaneGrey
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See also RidiculousFutureInflation.

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See also RidiculousFutureInflation. Not to be confused with money printed via [[CounterfeitCash counterfeiting]], which is sometimes referred to as "funny money".
13th Dec '16 1:34:37 AM Randallw201238
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** If this seems uncharacteristically mercenary of Charles this is because it was a leftover script where he took the place of Frank Burns.
4th Dec '16 10:01:06 PM WillDraco
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* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'': When Baloo recovers an idol from Colonel Spigot he trades it in for a 13 million torbit reward. He calls Rebecca, bragging that he's going to buy the Sea Duck back, while Louie figures out the exchange rate from torbits to shaboozis (Cape Suzette currency). Eight shaboozis worth of gas (plus ice cream tab, tax, and tip) wipes out the whole reward. Suddenly completely broke, Baloo is forced to do an immediate about-face, meekly telling Rebecca he'll be back to work tomorrow and asking if he can reverse charges on the call.
18th Nov '16 6:41:55 PM Prfnoff
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* Of course, these examples pale into comparison with the post-war Hungarian pengő, which experienced the '''single worst example of hyperinflation in history'''. The 100 million B-pengő (i.e. ''100,000,000,000,000,000,000 pengő'') [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HUP_100MB_1946_obverse.jpg note]] is the single highest denomination bill ever issued, according to TheOtherWiki. And that banknote was effectively '''worthless'''. (A 1 milliard B-Pengő note was printed but not issued.) At the height of the hyperinflation, prices doubled in every fifteen hours.
** To quote one source (''Postwar'' by Tony Judt) "by the time the pengo was replaced by the forint in August 1946 the dollar value of all Hungarian banknotes in circulation was just one-thousandth of one cent." Most triumphant example indeed.
*** The modern forint is not in a good position either, with exchange rate being roughly $1 == 200 Ft, although this is going to change as Hungary is considering adopting the euro sometime around [[strike:2012]] <current year>+5 years.

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* Of course, these examples pale into comparison with the post-war Hungarian pengő, which experienced the '''single worst example of hyperinflation in history'''. The 100 million B-pengő (i.e. ''100,000,000,000,000,000,000 pengő'') [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HUP_100MB_1946_obverse.jpg note]] is the single highest denomination bill ever issued, according to TheOtherWiki. And that banknote was effectively '''worthless'''. (A 1 milliard B-Pengő note was printed but not issued.) At the height of the hyperinflation, prices doubled in every fifteen hours.
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hours. To quote one source (''Postwar'' by Tony Judt) "by the time the pengo was replaced by the forint in August 1946 the dollar value of all Hungarian banknotes in circulation was just one-thousandth of one cent." Most triumphant example indeed.
*** The modern forint is not in a good position either, with exchange rate being roughly $1 == 200 Ft, although this is going to change as Hungary is considering adopting the euro sometime around [[strike:2012]] <current year>+5 years.
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