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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

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We have already begun moving internationally to seek arbitration or [go to] international courts or UN institutions" to end the blockade, Khater stressed in a press conference in Doha, adding that "All options are available for us.
Uncertainty in the immediate aftermath of the blockade triggered some deposit outflows from Qatars banking sector.
Zakharchenko responded by declaring a blockade on Kiev Friday, saying, "We don't need Ukraine in order to survive and live normally.
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Were this assumption to hold water, we would have to credit the US blockade with Cuba's tenacious independence and dogged commitment to socialism.
Also the 'San Remo Manual' of 1994 sets restrictions to naval blockades in Article 102, prohibiting the establishment of a naval blockade if:
Activists from the Our Victory movement requested compatriots living abroad to purchase good hearing aids for the blockade participants in order to improve old people's quality of life, the statement said.
Even before the destruction of the past month, seven years of blockade had turned urban essentials like power, clean water, and sewage systems into scarcities.
the Cairo talks to conclude with an agreement to end the blockade imposed on Gaza.
PHC heard the petition filed by a local trader and in its verdict termed the blockade illegal.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Rabi'II 27, 1435, Feb 27, 2014, SPA -- The ruling political party of Pakistan's northwest said Thursday it ended a more than three-month blockade of a NATO supply route to Afghanistan over contentious U.