With oil prices in likely long-term tailspin, corrupt governments can't count on oil sales to bail them out anymore. But Mexico's government didn't get the memo and still clings to the state oil monopoly.
As states in various areas of the Continent embarked on centralization and territorialization in the fourteenth century, communities very often took up arms against forms of taxation. The Cornish Rebellion of 1497 against national taxation is an example of this trend.
The Greeks haven't saved or produced enough to justify their high standard of living compared to other countries of the world. This is a fragile bubble economy made possible by European central bankers.
Between 1909 and 1913, Keynes was the most important defender of British monetary imperialism in India. His faithful defense of the British Empire in those early years allowed him to become the century’s most influential economist after the war.