List of blockades

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The list of historical blockades informs about blockades that were carried out either on land, or in the maritime and air spaces in the effort to defeat opponents through denial of supply, usually to cause military exhaustion and starvation as an economic blockade in addition to restricting movement of enemy troops.

Ancient era[edit]

Medieval era[edit]

Early-modern era[edit]

Modern era[edit]

On the blockade off San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1898 during the Spanish–American War


See also[edit]

Recommended reading[edit]

  • Medlicott, W. N. The Economic Blockade, London: H.M.S.O., 1952.
  • Elleman, Bruce A. and Paine, S.C.M., eds. Naval Blockades and Seapower Strategies and Counter-Strategies, 1805–2005, Routledge, London, 2006
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  3. ^ Palmer, Michael A., Command at Sea: Naval Command and Control since the Sixteenth Century, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2005, pp.48–49
  4. ^ Tucker, Spencer C., Gen. Ed., Ground Warfare: An International Encyclopedia, p.37
  5. ^ "To Blockade Constantinople" New York Times (November 24, 1897)
  6. ^ Osborne, Eric W., Britain's economic blockade of Germany, 1914–1919, Frank Cass, London, 2004, p.230
  7. ^ "World War I" on
  8. ^ Shlaim, Avi, The United States and the Berlin Blockade, 1948–1949: A Study in Crisis Decision-Making, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1983
  9. ^ Knickmeyer, Ellen (2007-06-18). "Gaza Straining At Egypt's Door". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-04-01.