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Britain's Debt from 1720

Yep, Britain has a 295-year-old debt on its books. "After the financial crash in 1720, called the South Sea Bubble, the British government was forced to undertake a bailout that eventually left several million pounds of debt on its books." Now the government is planning on paying back this debt—finally. This "… is also a reminder of how debts incurred by governments are passed down through generations."

Possible Preaching Angle:

The borrowing of the fathers is passed on to the sons. But aren't you glad that the longest-standing debt of humanity has been forgiven?

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