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What is "Cash and Carry"?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    the British had to pay up front the USA would not let the British have anything on credit hence the words Cash then you can carry it Home

    but the NAZIS could Buy from indivduals and US Companies On credit Cash and

    carry was only the Government stand to the British

    but allowed all of these Companies and More to trade with the enemy Ford ITT GM Standard Oil IBM Texaco cocoa cola Birds Eye Dupont bendix Chrysler, Westrick, Standard Gas & Electric, The International Harvester Company, Herman Metz, a director of the Bank of Manhattan, controlled by the Warburgs.

    the Rockefeller Chase Bank remained Open in Paris up to 1944 doing Business with the Nazis

    Moreover, American assistance to Nazi war efforts extended into other areas.

    The largest tank producers in Hitler's Germany were General Motors (controlled by the J.P. Morgan firm),Opel a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford built his Trucks up to and including 1945

    the Ford A. G. subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company of Detroit. The Nazis granted tax-exempt status to Opel in 1936, to enable General Motors to expand its production facilities.

    General Motors obligingly reinvested the resulting profits into German industry.

    Building the German Cartels

    A practical example of international finance operating behind the scenes to build and manipulate politico-economic systems is found in the German cartel system. The three largest loans handled by the Wall Street international bankers for German borrowers in the 1920s under the Dawes Plan were for the benefit of three German cartels which a few years later aided Hitler and the Nazis to power. American financiers were directly represented on the boards of two of these three German cartels. This American assistance to German cartels has been described by James Martin as follows: "These loans for reconstruction became a vehicle for arrangements that did more to promote World War II than to establish peace after World War

    The three dominant cartels, the amounts borrowed and the Wall Street floating syndicate were as follows:

    German Cartel Wall Street

    Syndicate Amount Issued



    Gesellschaft (A.E.G.)

    (German General

    Electric) National City Co. $35,000,000

    Vereinigte Stahlwerke(United Steelworks) Dillon, Read & Co. $70,225,000

    American I.G. Chemical (I.G. Farben) National City Co. $30,000,000

    Looking at all the loans issued, it appears that only a handful of New York financial houses handled the German reparations financing. Three houses — Dillon, Read Co.; Harris, Forbes & Co.; and National City Company — issued almost three-quarters of the total face amount of the loans and reaped most of the profits: first Figure is the Loan the second it the Intrest

    Wall Street participation in German industrial Intrest

    Dillon, Read & Co. $241,325,000 $2.7 million

    Harris, Forbes & Co. 186,500,000 1.4 million

    National City Co. 173,000,000 5.0 million

    Speyer & Co. 59,500,000 0.6 million

    Lee, Higginson & Co. 53,000,000 n.a

    Guaranty Co. of N.Y. 41,575,000 0.2 million

    Kuhn, Loeb & Co. 37,500,000 0.2 million

    Equitable Trust Co. 34,000,000 0.3 million

    TOTAL $826,400,000 profit $10.4 million Robert R. Kuczynski, Bankers Profits from German Loans

    Germany must ahve love Having the USA as an Allie whilst they preached Isolationism and Nutrality to the British

    Cash and carry and lend lease were the Worlds Biggest Money spinners Of all Time

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  • 8 years ago

    It means you pay for something in hard money, usually a commodity-based money, and you carry it home with you without further help or involvement on the part of the seller.

    If you're referring to how we sold weapons and supplies to the Allies before Pearl Harbor, the "cash" would have been in the form of a commodity, such as gold or some other useful thing, or in the case of Great Britain it was the right to build our forward military bases on their soil.

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