[(rawths-cheyeldz, rawth-cheyeldz, roht-shilts)]

A family of European financiers and bankers active since the eighteenth century. The Rothschilds had spectacular success in governmental finance in the nineteenth century, supporting, for example, the British against the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The family is spread through several nations to this day.

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  • The Rockefellers and Rothschilds have nothing on the new money elite in China, Singapore, and elsewhere in Asia.

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    Gatsby in Asia

    Ross Perlin

    June 29, 2013

  • It would be as absurd to accuse me of anti-Semitism for alluding to the fact that the Rothschilds or Warburgs were Jews.

  • But Gaddafi's veneer of softening, painted mostly through his son, Saif, friend to the Rothschilds and Benjamin Barber, failed.

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    The Gaddafi Exit Strategy

    Eliza Griswold

    August 22, 2011

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