the economic isolation of a blockaded country, the aim of which is to produce disruptions in its economy by depriving it of raw goods and of markets for the sale of its commodities. An economic blockade is carried out by means of the termination(prohibition) of trade, financial, credit, and other economic ties with the blockaded state. It may be extended simultaneouslyto all economic ties or only to particular forms of such ties with the blockaded country. The termination of credit ties with a blockaded country, for example, can be an instance of partial economic blockade. An economic blockade is generally connected with a political blockade and is often combined with a military blockade, even without military operations.