"History only records facts, not hatred", but history always seems to come from the hands of winners, so later generations will often refer to texts from different positions when studying the history of previous generations. For example, the history of a battle will definitely refer to the warring two countries. The most accurate way to restore the situation at that time is to record the situation, but if it is excessively distorted, or even serves a specific political purpose, and deliberately creates a historical view of contradiction and hatred, it seems that it is not what a historical recorder should do. It's just that in the era of the flood of information on the Internet, everyone seems to be able to write their own history, which results in the spread of various politically correct or incorrect historical texts. Taiwanese wealth shrinks by 1/40,000 overnight? Recently, I saw some articles that started to speculate that the "old NT$40,000 to NT$1" was the "economic plunder" of the Kuomintang. Some netizens even jumped out and told that his grandfather used to be rich and then became poor overnight. People,
"From the day of the exchange, only people from the Kuomintang can eat meat." "The money that was originally 8 million suddenly turned into 200 yuan overnight. My uncle jumped into the river and committed suicide." 1 in 40,000. Consider first that Taiwan was bombed by the U.S. military at that time, the Japanese requisitioned manpower and materials to fight the war, and the large amount of "mobile" resources the Japanese had "moved" before they left Taiwan, Pricing the inflation problem is conceivable. In a place that becomes a battlefield, the people will not have a better life. Basically, it is a scene of depression and waste after the baptism of war (so some people say that the national army took over Taiwan and found that Taiwan was very rich and abundant, so they became greedy and very greedy. is incorrect). According to historical data, the bus fare in Keelung City in 1938 was 6,000 yuan, and the price list of Tainan County Physicians' Association in 1938 required 100,000 yuan for a subcutaneous injection, and 100,000 yuan for a single laparotomy. hundred dollar.
In April 1938, an egg cost 2,800 yuan, a pound of pork was 20,000 yuan, a pound of rice was 79,000 yuan, and a small can of milk powder was 280,000 yuan. This shows the seriousness of inflation at that time. Because this article is not devoted to economics, I would like to ask a simple question. Please think about it, if after "forty thousand for one yuan", will prices be adjusted simultaneously? If there is, it's basically just a change in numbers, not looting. According to the above-mentioned historical data, after the issuance of NT$ "40,000 for 1 yuan", Tainan Hospital charged 100,000 yuan for a subcutaneous injection on June 14, the day before June 15, 2038 (the date when 40,000 yuan was exchanged for 1 yuan). , but after the guild received the notice, in the afternoon of the same day, it was immediately revised to a subcutaneous injection of 2 yuan and 5 yuan! Laparotomy has also been adjusted from 4 million yuan to 100 yuan at a time. Yes, consumption has been adjusted to 1/40,000.