In 1717, three hundred years ago this year, the modern Gold Standard was introduced by Sir Isaac Newton. In reality, it had been slowly building for over two thousand years. It lasted for 200 years.
The removal of Gold from circulation in 1914 (Europe and the British Empire), put our societies on the road to ruin. We are almost there.
Only the re-emergence of circulating Gold can save Western Civilisation from total collapse. Remember the glory of Egypt and Greece? Where are they now? Not only did they collapse, two thousand years later, they have still not recovered.
The fall will be much faster than the rise and it will not stop until the bottom is reached.
Great commentary in this YouTube, though of course he does not understand the monetary significance behind current affairs.