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blockade,

use of naval forces to cut off maritime communication and supply. Blockades may be used to prevent shipping from reaching enemy ports, or they may serve purposes of coercion. The term is rarely applied to land sieges. During the Napoleonic wars, both France and Great Britain attempted to control neutral commerce through blockades and embargoes which neither could enforce with sufficient rigor. The Declaration of Paris (see Paris, Declaration ofParis, Declaration of,
1856, agreement concerning the rules of maritime warfare, issued at the Congress of Paris. It was the first major attempt to codify the international law of the sea.
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) proclaimed (1856) that blockades were henceforth to be announced to all affected parties and would be legal only if effectively enforced against all neutrals. In both World Wars blockades were made more effective by the employment, in addition to naval vessels, of mines and aircraft. North Vietnamese ports were mined and blockaded by the United States during later stages of the Vietnam War. Blockades have also occasionally been employed in times of peace as threats to implement diplomacy, as in the blockade of Cuba by the United States in 1962.

blockade

Med the inhibition of the effect of a hormone or a drug, a transport system, or the action of a nerve by a drug
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There are three rules that seek to limit the effect a blockade may have on the civilian population in the blockaded territory.
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Israel has the right to intercept hostile ships in international waters approaching the blockaded area.
Despite the calls of the Greek opposition and government, however, the Bulgaria-Greece border crossing points remained blockaded on Wednesday as the farmers are demanding better prices for their produce.
were relatively immune to countermeasures by the blockaded party.
The other two major border crossing point between Bulgaria and Greece - Ilinden-Eksohi, and Kapitan Petko Voivoda-Ormenion - are not blockaded.
Bresette then decided to take more direct action--he helped form Anishinabe Ogitchida (Protectors of the People), the group that blockaded the tracks.