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Example Sentences for "blockade"

The police had set up a blockade to keep demonstrators from entering the Legislative BuildingsThe road to the forest was blockaded by protesters trying to stop the logging company from cutting down the centuries-old trees.

The police had set up a blockade to keep demonstrators from entering the Legislative Buildings.

Student demonstrators had blockaded the street in attempt to prevent police from arresting the leaders of the protest.

U.S. battleships are blockading the harbor to prevent supplies from reaching the rebels.

British and American warships are blockading the ports and all trade has been stopped.

Following the Second World War, the Soviets blockaded Berlin until May 1949.

The United States has maintained an economic blockade of Cuba for almost forty years.

The blockade of Cuba by the Americans was originally rationalized on the basis that the island nation was a threat to U.S. national security.

On June 24, 1948, the Soviet Union imposed a blockade on West Berlin, cutting off all land and rail routes into the Western sectors.

In 1948, the Soviet Union blockaded all transportation routes between Berlin and West Germany.

In the early 1800s, Napoleon proclaimed a blockade under which neutrals and French allies were not to trade with the British.

Truckers have blockaded all the main routes into the city in protest against rising fuel costs.

The American government is believed to be considering a selective shipping blockade against North Korea to prevent the communist state from carrying out its threat to build nuclear weapons.

In April of 1861, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation declaring a blockade of Southern ports from South Carolina to Texas.

George Bernard Shaw once said, The British blockade won the war; but the wonder is that the British blockhead did not lose it. I suppose the enemy was no wiser.


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