Central Banks as a Jesuit Counter-Strategy to the Protestant Reformation

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The Reformation was a major financial and economic blow to the Catholic Church, as the territory it controlled was divided in half, and much of the gold and silver stored in the Bank of Rome was taken by the Protestant forces. Much of this silver and gold was likely confiscated from the Knights Templar centuries before by the Church. Considering the connection between the Templars and future Reformers, we may be justified in concluding that the Protestants took revenge on the Church for the murder of the Templars and the stealing of their wealth.

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