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The man in black from the 1987 film, The Princess Bride, captures the same kind of hopeless dilemma many governments are facing, choosing between addressing inflation and addressing a possible coming recession. 20th Century Fox hide caption

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Recession or Inflation? Governments around the world must pick their poison

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Prime Minister Liz Truss delivers her resignation speech as her husband, Hugh O'Leary, stands nearby at Downing Street in London on Thursday. Truss has been prime minister for just 44 days. Rob Pinney/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.K. will have 5 prime ministers in just 6 years. What's gone wrong?

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Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss attends a news conference in the Downing Street Briefing Room in central London, Oct. 14. Truss has only been in office for six weeks but has already drawn calls for her removal. Daniel Leal/AP hide caption

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The U.K.'s Liz Truss hangs on by a thread as she loses another Cabinet minister

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Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Liz Truss on Tuesday during an audience at Balmoral, Scotland, where the monarch invited the newly elected leader of the Conservative Party to become prime minister and form a new government. Jane Barlow/Pool Photo via AP hide caption

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This is Britain's new prime minister, Liz Truss, who goes by @trussliz on Twitter. It isn't Liz Trussell, aka @LizTruss, but Trussell will play along if you mistake her for the other one. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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