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Blockade

The act of preventing food, medicine, materials and/or other supplies from entering or leaving a country. A blockade occurs when one country sends its military and sets up a perimeter, disallowing the blockaded supplies from being exported or imported. A blockade is an act of war and is obviously disruptive to international trade.
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This is why we have all become bargain-minded - to the extent of supporting the blockaders that drove our cars off the road.
Thus, the Federal navy's blockade became a form of self-preservation, as a weak effort would have eased the South's difficulties in constructing or obtaining a strong navy and then sweeping away the blockaders.
But Admiral Scheer, the new commander of the High Fleet in 1916, viewed German naval policy as too defensive and advocated more raids on the British blockaders as well as the use of the relatively-new submarines and widespread laying of mines.
Andreas clearly describes the unappreciated importance of the "naval" aspects of the war as well as North-South trade during the war, the Confederacy's grand miscalculation regarding King Cotton and the blockade, and the for-profit and largely nonviolent battle between blockaders and blockade runners.
He did not clarify whether the army rejected his orders or whether it will actually act against the blockaders of oil ports any time soon.
Imphal, Oct 22 (ANI): A student rally organized under the banner of Sadar Hills Private Schools Association, Kangpokpi has urged the blockaders to reach an amicable solution with the government to end the stalemate.
52) But a canal across the isthmus could cost twenty billion dollars or more to build and, like the Burma-China pipeline, would simply concentrate the target set for potential blockaders.
And today, you see the fact that a lot of Arab regimes give lip service to the Palestinian cause but then you see what the Egyptians are doing on the border with the help of the US army corp of engineers; obviously in their mind it's clear the Egyptian government has thrown in its walk on the side of the blockaders.
Officers said the music has proved very popular and we can only suggest that the fuel blockaders get similar relief with a trip down to The Sage Gateshead for a few verses of hey nonny-no.
The blockaders have five binders full of support letters from people throughout North America and the world.