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Economic warfare is the term for economic policies followed as a part of military operations during wartime. The purpose of economic warfare is to capture critical economic resources so that the military can operate at full efficiency and/or deprive the enemy forces of those resources so that they cannot fight the war properly. Economic policy refers to the actions that governments take in the economic field. ... Planning, calculating, or the giving or receiving of information. ... The only atomic weapons ever used in war - the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan by the United States on August 9, 1945, effectively ending World War II. The bombs over Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki immediately killed over 120,000 people. ...


There are generally five types or policies followed in economic warfare:

  1. Blockade
  2. Blacklisting
  3. Preemptive Buying
  4. Rewards
  5. Capturing of enemy assets

Economic warfare could mostly be seen during World War II when the Allied forces followed these policies to deprive Nazi war machines of critical resources. A blockade is any effort to prevent supplies, troops, information or aid from reaching an opposing force. ... A blacklist is a list or register of entities who, for one reason or another, are being denied a particular privilege, service, or mobility. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Nazism. ...


More recently the Iraq sanctions imposed by United Nations Security Council resolutions 661 and 687 provide examples of on-going economic warfare. United Nations sanctions against Iraq were imposed by the United Nations in 1991 following Iraqs invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and continued until the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. ... The United Nations Security Council is the most powerful organ of the United Nations (UN). ... RESOLUTION 661 (1990) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2933rd meeting on 6 August 1990 The Security Council, Reaffirming its resolution 660 (1990) of 2 August 1990, Deeply concerned that that resolution has not been implemented and that the invasion by Iraq of Kuwait continues with further loss of...


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Voices in the Wilderness : Economic Sanctions (1011 words)
Economic sanctions against Iraq were waged simultaneously by the United Nations and the United States, resulting in the most comprehensive siege against a country, targeting civilians while strengthening the regime of Saddam Hussein.
Economic sanctions claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of children, through water borne disease and through the denial of medical care and humanitarian infrastructure.
Economic manipulation, theft, and occupation have intensified as multi national corporations divide and contract out the lives and resources of Iraqis, backed by the barrel of the US military and its corporate complex.
Economic warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (142 words)
Economic warfare is the term for economic policies followed as a part of military operations during wartime.
The purpose of economic warfare is to capture critical economic resources so that the military can operate at full efficiency and/or deprive the enemy forces of those resources so that they cannot fight the war properly.
Economic warfare could mostly be seen during World War II when the Allied forces followed these policies to deprive Nazi war machines of critical resources.
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