In this episode of Half-Arsed History, be amazed at one of the most brazen and audacious confidence tricks in history – the Poyais Scheme, run by Gregor MacGregor, who invented an entire country and swindled people into investing in and emigrating to it.
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Image: MacGregor, Gregor, and William Home Lizars. Bank of Poyais Dollar. Circa 1822. Via Wikimedia.