During the last major World Depression a juggling act by the Central Bankers and the disparate sovereign interests resulted eventually in the power shifting within a sovereign to an ideology and leader bent on his own ideas of power consolidation outside the realm of the bankers. One can argue how far he was aided by the bankers before he went off the reservation but like most conspiracy theories it would not be provable to the masses and serves little purpose to this brief essay. These same risks today are somewhat different and revolve more around the struggle between the old dominant developed world and the developing world. These two entities are driven less by ideologies (communism, socialism, capitalism etc.) but more by the desire of the East to escape domination by the Western bankers.
Keeping this post from becoming too abstract and wandering into the fog of boredom let's cut to the chase. CONtrol and domination to prevent another "Third Reich" is always a major concern for the elites. Driving various chess pieces into a global conflagration is however a delicate balance they DO intend to play. So never confuse "command and control" as a road to "totalitarian peace". Peace does not produce revenue and debt. Conflict produces debt and those that control debt "control everything".
Its very obvious that the East and its "developing nations" want to have independence from the West's domination, and are working their way steadily towards that goal. This effort hinges on mitigating the "DOLLAR". It is a fiat currency and many claim it is backed by NOTHING. That is not correct. It is backed by the might of the military. SO NEVER MAKE THAT MISTAKE. If it were not backed by the military it would already be a historic footnote and we would be riding our bicycles to the grocery store with roving check points. You must back your currency with something to maintain CONfidence. Its fairly simple. THIS is why most central banks outside of the Western sphere of central banks are buying gold bullion and are even accelerating their buying now even as paper prices (through Western Bank derivatives) are crushed. They know the end game. Eventually, and one can never know for certain what will happen between now and then, but at some point the physical gold that is being made available to the east will evaporate. Therein lies the endpoint for price suppression.
My hope, (not my belief) is this transition occurs peacefully and with economic conditions imposed that don't result in collapse of the financial and social structure of the World. The only way this happens would be if the grand chess game has determined that outcome already. There will be destruction of the dollar. There will be currencies backed by "something". What that "something" will be remains to be seen. Developing countries and the East are buying gold in anticipation of this transition.....gl