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Old 01-03-2018, 02:05 PM   #23
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This is tulip mania all over again.
  • Not coincidentally, 2018 a.d. is exactly 481 years after the year of the post-tulip mania collapse (February 1637 a.d.). Tulip mania was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for some bulbs of the recently introduced and fashionable tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then dramatically collapsed in February 1637. It is generally considered the first recorded speculative bubble; although some researchers have noted that the Kipper und Wipper (literally Tipper and See-saw) episode in 1619Ė1622, a Europe-wide chain of debasement of the metal content of coins to fund warfare (sound familiar???), featured mania-like similarities to a bubble. In many ways, the tulip mania was more of a hitherto unknown socio-economic phenomenon than a significant economic crisis. And historically, it had no critical influence on the prosperity of the Dutch Republic, the world's leading economic and financial power in the 17th century. The term "tulip mania" is now often used metaphorically to refer to any large economic bubble when asset prices deviate from intrinsic values.
  • ...1637 a.d. is exactly 481 years after 675 a.d., when Theuderic III retook the throne from Childeric II, who reigned as sole King of the Franks for the final two years of his life. If you look closely at the coin of Childeric II, you will notice the presence of our favorite flower, the tulip.
  • ...675 a.d. is exactly 481 years after 194 a.d., the year of the passing of Tao Qian of the Han Dynasty. Tao Qian was from Danyang Commandery; the commandery capital was around present-day Ma'anshan, Anhui. As a young man, he was known for being studious and honest. While in the service of the Han dynasty, he led the armed forces in Danyang Commandery to suppress rebellions. When the Yellow Turban Rebellion broke out, he was appointed as the Inspector of Xu Province and he succeeded in clearing the area of rebel forces. He was sent to the northwestern frontiers during the Liang Province Rebellion, where he served under Zhang Wen. During the campaign, he insulted Zhang Wen and angered him. However, Sun Jian and Dong Zhuo served on the same campaign, and both of them also were unhappy with Zhang Wen's leadership as well. In the chaos of Dong Zhuo's coup d'ťtat and the battles that followed, Tao Qian, having returned to Xu Province, gained control of the neighbouring Yang Province. Can you guess what type of flowers grow in this region? If you guessed, the tulip, you'd be right.
  • ...and 194 a.d. is exactly 481 years after 287 b.c., when the Macedonians resent the extravagance and arrogance of their nobleman and military leader, Demetrius Poliorcetes, and are not prepared to fight a difficult campaign for him. When Pyrrhus of Epirus takes the Macedonian city of Verroia, Demetrius' army promptly deserts and goes over to Pyrrhus' side as he is much admired by the Macedonians for his bravery. At this change of fortune, Phila, the mother of Antigonus, kills herself with poison from...a tulip bulb.

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