By: Donald V. Watkins
© Copyrighted and Published on December 27, 2019
The Rothschilds have been in control of the world's money supply for more than two centuries. Yet, most Americans have never heard of them.
The family's business empire encompasses a diverse range of business interests, including investment banking, asset management, mergers and acquisitions, mining, energy mixed farming, wineries, and charities.
The Rothschilds are a family of Jewish financiers. The family's emergence in the world of high finance started with Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), founder of and a moneylender at Frankfurt am Main; financial adviser (1801) to the Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel; agent of the British government in subsidizing European sovereigns in wars against Napoleon.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild's five sons were: Amschel Mayer (1773-1855), who succeeded his father as the head of the Frankfurt establishment; Salomon Mayer (1774-1855), who founded a branch in Vienna, Austria; Nathan Mayer (1777-1836), who founded a branch in London; Karl Mayer (1788-1855), who founded a branch in Naples, Italy; and James or Jakob (1792-1868), who founded a branch in Paris.
The Rothschild family was the dominant power in European investment banking and brokerage in the nineteenth century. Family members held seats in Parliament and in the House of Lords; they became Barons in London; and they founded the Rothschild Natural History Museum (1892).
By 1815, Nathan Mayer Rothschild controlled the Bank of England and boldly declared, "I care not what puppet is placed upon the throne of England to rule the Empire on which the sun never sets. The man who controls Britain's money supply controls the British Empire, and I control the British money supply." This became the Rothschild family's mantra -- control the world by controlling the world's money supply.
By the end of the nineteenth century, the Rothschild family controlled half of the world's wealth.
Gaining Control of America's Money Supply
In 1791, the Rothschild family gained control of America's money supply through Alexander Hamilton (the family's agent in George Washington's cabinet) when the family established a central bank in the U.S. named the First Bank of the United States, which received a 20-year charter from Congress in 1791.
When Congress refused to renew the charter in 1812, the Rothschilds threatened the U.S. with a "most disastrous war" with Britain. The U.S. stood firm. Following through on their threat, a second war broke out between the U.S. and Britain. The British war effort was financed by the Rothschilds. When the war ended in 1815, U.S. finances were in shambles.
By 1816, Congress passed a bill authorizing a second Rothschild-dominated central bank with a 20-year charter. Named the Second Bank of America, this bank gave the Rothschilds control of the American money supply again.
In 1823, the Rothschilds took control over the financial operations of the Catholic Church, worldwide.
In 1832, President Andrew Jackson led a successful effort by Congress to retake control of America's money supply from the Rothschilds by refusing to renew the charter for the Second Bank of America. Not until 1913 would the Rothschilds be able to set up their third central bank in America.
In the meantime, beginning in 1875, the Rothschilds, acting through their New York banking partner, Jacob Schiff, at the banking house of Kuhn, Loeb, and Co., financed John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company, Edward R. Harriman's railroad empire, and Andrew Carnegie's steel empire using Rothschild money.
The Rothschilds also helped New York financier J.P. Morgan and the Drexels and Biddles of Philadelphia establish European branches of their respective banks in exchange for allowing the Rothschilds to control the banking industry in New York and, therefore, America.
In 1913, the Rothschilds established their last and current central bank in America -- the Federal Reserve Bank. This independent bank regulates and controls America's money supply and monetary policies. Even though the Federal Reserve is overseen by a board of governors appointed by the President of the United States, the bank's real control still resides with the Rothschild family. Not even President Donald J. Trump can break the Rothschild family's financial grip and influence on the Federal Reserve Bank.
The Rothschild family's banking businesses pioneered international high finance during the industrialization of Europe and America. Rothschild banks financed railway systems around the world. They also financed the construction of the Suez Canal in Egypt. Additionally, Rothschild family capital founded DeBeers in 1888, which is the largest diamond mining company in the world.
In 1987, Edmond de Rothschild created the World Conservation Bank to gain control of land in third world countries, which represent 30% of the land surface of the Earth. The bank assumes the debts of these countries in exchange for real estate that is conveyed to the bank.
In 1992, former federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volker became Chairman of the European banking firm, J. Rothschild, Wolfensohn, and Co.
By 1995, the Rothschilds controlled an estimated 80% of the world's uranium reserves, thereby giving the family a monopoly over nuclear power.
By 2001, only seven nations in the world -- China, Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea, Sudan, Cuba, and Libya -- did not have Rothschild-controlled central banks.
Until May 5, 2004, the price of gold was fixed twice a day at N.M. Rothschild & Sons in London by the world's main Bullion Houses -- Deutsche Bank, HSBC, ScotiaMocatta, and Societe Generale.
In 2006, the Edmond de Rothschild Banque, a subsidiary of Europe's Edmond de Rothschild's family bank in France, became the first foreign bank to gain access to the Chinese market.
The Rothschilds' domination of the world's financial markets continues to this day.