BRITISH GEOPOLITICS AND THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE POUND STERLING

Mauricio Metri

Abstract


The purpose of this paper is to analyze the historical process of ascent of the pound sterling to the condition of the international monetary standard in the late nineteenth century. It intends to show that England, led by its geostrategy, diplomacy and war, was able to build a colonial empire and negotiate favorable international treaties, at the same time that it constructed a monetary international territory based on its currency.


Keywords


British Geopolitics; Monetary Territories; Pound Sterling.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.72869

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AUSTRAL: Brazilian Journal of Strategy & International Relations  e-ISSN 2238-6912; ISSN 2238-6262  Published by the Brazilian Center for Strategy & International Relations.
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