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The world sat and watched on September 11 2001 as America was struck with the first act of terror on American soil ever Many thoughts passed through the minds of their citizens Most pertained to the deceased and their families The world sat and watched again a month later when President Bush declared a war on terror The public acknowledged the need to destroy the terrorists and their infrastructure Most approved of the bombing of Afghanistan But did any of Americas citizens ever stop to think what September 11 and the war on terror would do to their economy Do the negative aspects of the US imposing sanctions on terrorist harboring countries overcome the positive aspects Before a discussion on the effects of sanctions on Americas economy can be entertained we must first fully understand what a sanction is and the history of them A Sanction is defined as a deliberate government-inspired with drawl or threat of with drawl of customary trade or financial relations For those who want the definition in English its when a country stops its foreign trade with another country for their own various reasons Sanctions have been used throughout time for an assortment of rationale refer to chart on chronology of sanctions The initial thought behind sanctions was a great one If a country doesnt abide by our rules were going to ruin its economy Unfortunately most did not achieve the goals they were set out to do In case studies of sanctions analysts yes I hate them as much as you do found that when sanctions were imposed to impair the military of the country they almost always fail Of course there are many factors that affect the success of an economic sanction Studies have found that Sanctions work best when 1The goal is not an extremely unreasonable one 2The country that is having the sanction placed upon them is considerably smaller than that placing the sanction 3The decision
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