Most protectionist post-war action?

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Fred Bergsten says:

“China has intervened massively in the foreign exchange markets for at least five years, buying at least $1 billion every day to keep the dollar strong and its own renminbi weak… This is by far the largest protectionist measure adopted by any country since the Second World War — and probably in all of history.”

All of history? What about periods of autarky?

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