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status indicator - ie 'sketch'

Perhaps the most pervasive and powerful aspect of the economy we have is money. In money, a nexus of drives - for Sovereignty, and for access to credit for external (foreign)trade - meet the instrument through which they can most simply interact, and, by facilitating these interactions, a range of institutions have developed.


Without an accounting unit that is both widely accepted and centrally validated, nation states found it impossible to consolidate their position in the post-feudalist condition.
The body of the pattern - the argument which leads to the hypothesis; context, research, analysis, leading to the conclusion ... MATTHEW YOUR TEXT HERE


A paragraph, two or three at most, perhaps with diagrams, which convert the generic / parametric conditions of a constructive / life-like / helpful / holistic resolution of the forces that produce the problem.


A short 'story' text which introduces us to patterns of narrower scope which will help to reinforce this one - enhance its liveliness / viability with links.