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Exactly seventy years ago, delegates from 44 countries were wrapping up work on a new world order. The next day, July 22, 1944, the attendees of the Bretton Woods conference agreed to regulate international exchange rates; to create the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; and to lay the groundwork for what would become the World Trade Organization.

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