That's what the Germans did. Let's take a look at it.
Germany graciously gives up WW1, not because it was really losing the battle (it would have taken France and the rest of Europe a damn long time to force a surrender) but because everyone was damn sick of the killing. Amazing.
Europe gets all pissy and hits up Germany with impossible-to-pay war reparations. Seriously, there wasn't enough money in circulation to pay them even if Germany took every single German citizen's money, savings, and cash under the hay mattress. The money just did not exist.
So Germany, being the fucking sly country it is, decided...
"HEY GUIZ, LET'S JUST FUCKING PRINT ALL THE MONEY THEY WANT ON SHITTY PAPER, LOL. WON'T BE WORTH SHIT, BUT THEY'LL GET THEIR MONEY! derp derp"
So they did. My grandfather has money his father gave him from different years as German degraded its currency. YOU CAN FEEL THE DIFFERENCE, I shit you not. The paper is more and more flimsy. The ink is less and less embossed. The quality falls. The notation rises from 1 to 10 to 100 to 1 MILLION to buy a loaf of bread.
Think about it like this: American dollar suddenly starts being printed as half size with just a huge number on it and in like two colors of ink. The paper feels like the wapper on a candy bar. The ink comes off on your fingers. The number on the bill is $10. There is no $1 bill any more. Coca-cola machines take $10 bills for one bottle.