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Chapter 140 Part 1 - The Founder of Great Financial Family

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Rockefeller took out a Goblin Dollar from his pocket and showed it.

"What I want is for this Goblin Dollar to replace the Empire's Dalant as the new currency. And this will be good for the Empire as well."

"You say it will be good for the Empire?"

"Yes, would you like to know why?"

The 2nd Prince nodded his head instead of answering.

Rockefeller continued.

"The current Dalant system cannot adequately respond to major financial problems that may arise. Let's consider this situation: a great crisis befalls the nation. You need money immediately to summon the army and wage war. But if you don't have the money, what would you do?"

The 2nd Prince pondered for a moment and answered.

"We would have to print more Dalants."

"That's right. If you need money, just print as many Dalants as needed. But let me ask you again, what would you do if you don't have the gold to print those Dalants?"

"If there's no gold..."

The 2nd Prince's expression hardened as he thought briefly.

If there was no gold, they couldn't print the Dalants.

"It would be difficult. We could mix in copper, but..."

Due to the aftermath of the Flame War, the Empire's Dalant had already become a currency rejected by other races.

It was no longer a normal currency.

If they mixed in more copper, they might be able to hold on for now, but the soaring prices would inevitably cause unrest within the Empire.

As the 2nd Prince fell silent, Rockefeller looked at Sylvia and asked.

"Prince Christian can't seem to answer. How about you, Lady Ismail? Do you have any other ideas?"

Sylvia had no choice but to remain silent as well.

When neither of them could answer, Rockefeller finally revealed a smile and showed them the Goblin Dollar again.

"That's why we need this Goblin Dollar. And the only one who can perfectly control this Goblin Dollar is not the Imperial Royal Family, but me."

The 2nd Prince expressed his doubts.

"So, you're saying you have a solution in such a situation?"

"Of course. All I have to do is print as many Goblin Dollars as needed."

Rockefeller asked again.

"Do you think I need gold to print this?"

The 2nd Prince pointed to the inscription on the Goblin Dollar.

"But isn't the Goblin Dollar circulated based on the Dalant as collateral?"

"Yes, that's correct. As you said, it is based on the Dalant. But there won't be any problems."

"Why is that?"

"It's simple. People don't necessarily want to exchange it for Dalants. And as the credit of the Goblin Dollar becomes stronger, this phenomenon will only intensify."

"So, are you saying to print and circulate Goblin Dollars even without Dalants as collateral?"

"Yes, you've hit the nail on the head."

The 2nd Prince's expression darkened.

"Are you suggesting we deceive everyone, Lord Rockefeller?"

"Prince Christian, it's difficult if you take my words in such a negative way. In the current currency system, there's no way to properly deal with the crisis I mentioned."

Rockefeller needed someone to empathize with him, so he looked at Sylvia nearby.

"Isn't that right? You've been with me all this time, so you know exactly what I mean, don't you?"

Fortunately, she was not completely ignorant about the monetary system.

She had learned from Rockefeller during their time together.

"It does seem that a currency system based on Goblin Dollars would be more efficient than one based on Dalants in such a crisis. Deceiving others isn't always bad, is it?"

However, the 2nd Prince still had negative thoughts.

"But if there's no such crisis, you could print money as you please, and that could cause great confusion in the Empire. What do you think about that?"

Rockefeller spoke firmly.

"You're mistaken. I don't want the credit of the Goblin Dollar I created to collapse. Of course, I can print as much money as I want and use it in any way. But this is all for the national interest. Personal greed? Of course, it's possible. However, if the target is very limited, its influence would be quite insignificant. And I would also pay attention to that."

"How can you be sure of that?"

"I don't understand. Do you think that's a privilege only I can enjoy?"

"So you're saying it's not?"

Rockefeller chuckled.

"That privilege is shared by all of you. You don't think I'll just print money and use it for myself, do you?"

Rockefeller nodded his head emphatically.

"Anyway, there will be an Emperor in this country. And wouldn't I pay attention to his wishes? If His Majesty asks for money, I'll gladly print it and offer it."

Rockefeller asked the still-silent 2nd Prince again.

"Then, when you become His Majesty, you won't have to worry about money. I really don't understand what the problem is."

The 2nd Prince replied with an unpleasant expression.

"Isn't that deceiving the rest of the people? At least those who don't receive the benefits will definitely be angry when they find out."

Rockefeller shook his head as if to show off.

"Prince Christian, I've heard that you're upright and devout in your faith. But a ruler must sometimes be ruthless."

Rockefeller continued.

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