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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.

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(4) Yet the political, economic, and financial aspects of sustaining a unilateral--or perhaps bilateral, if not alliance-based--oil blockade against China mean that even a militarily successful blockader could find its political, economic, and diplomatic position rendered untenable well before a blockade could exert its full effects.
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.
On the first day, the young blockaders gathered at the road, singing and playing drums, wearing button blankets and other regalia.
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.
Navy blockaders enjoyed greater success, Lord Lyons received more requests for assistance.
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. So yes, there are certain themes that are repeated.
But to the blockaders it is the Grassy Narrows Traditional Land Use Area--land that their forefathers agreed to share in Treaty Three of 1873 but that, they maintain, was never surrendered.
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.