That's because people love and need to believe in dreams not reality. All you gotta do is get a Disneyland built there of some sort and rake in the money. They'll be standing in line a mile long with their money in hand (or Silver if you insist)just to get in.
I guess you could also tell the people you were a relative to Nicholas the Czar and demand your place of authority. Then use Government money to build your Disneyland money making machine.