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Unformatted text preview: global oil industry and the nation-states that produced, refined, or depended on that oil, thus in turn making him, one of the most powerful men in history. Henri Deterding was made honorary KBE in 1920 for service to Anglo/Dutch relations, but mainly for his work supplying Allies with petroleum during WWI. Henri Deterding was also responsible for developing the tanker fleet that let Royal Dutch to compete with other companies. Deterding also led to the purchase of Azerbaijan oil fields from the Rothschild family in 1911. After discussing terms with the Nazi party in 1936, he was later removed from the companys board the following year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Deterding...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EDCI 2001 taught by Professor Beckers during the Spring '07 term at LSU.
- Spring '07