$980 billion American


What does $980 billion American mean? $980 billion American dollars? But then $ itself already refers to USD.

Mao Tse-tung may be the most powerful person who has ever lived. He controlled almost a billion people for more than twenty five years. He controlled more than 9 million square kilometres of land. He controlled a country whose present value is more than $980 billion American.

Source: MAO TSE-TUNG: A Biography
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  • Myridon

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    There are many currencies that use the symbol $ (including some that do not use the word "dollar").
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