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Do The United States embargoes and sanctions lead to War?

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Let’s look at history, as most times it is repeated.

In the four years leading up to Pearl Harbor, the US implemented restrictive trade measures ‘”TRADE WAR” on Japan.

The United States embargoed scrap metal shipments to Japan and closed the Panama Canal to Japanese shipping. This hit Japan’s economy particularly hard because 74.1% of Japan’s scrap iron came from the United States in 1938. Also, 93% of Japan’s copper in 1939 came from the United States. including and most importantly a embargoes on much-needed oil, gasoline, and scrap metal, and froze Japanese assets. Other Western countries followed suit. As a result, Japan lost access to nearly 90% of its imported oil and three-quarters of its overseas trade.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, inhibited by the Americas public’s opposition to direct U.S. involvement in the fighting, manipulated events in the Pacific in order to provoke the Japanese into war. – reference link

This is different from Iran in ways but in others, it is the same. Iran is dependent on Oil exports, thus an oil embargo will have a devastating impact on the economy like it did with Japan before the war in the Pacific.

Another country the U.S has put devastating sanctions on is Venezuela, Venezuela had stopped accepting the US Dollar as payment for oil. same as Iraq, Lybia.

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Trade War Logs – Chinese Oil Buyers Shun US Crude

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Chinese oil traders and refiners no longer want to sign long-term supply agreements with U.S. producers, said the chief executive of Enterprise Products Partners as quoted by Reuters, amid the deepening trade rout between Washington and Beijing. – https://oilprice.com/

In the first half of 2018, China was the biggest importer of U.S. crude, averaging 377,000 bpd. In the six months ended February, the most recent data available, it has dropped to 41,600 bpd, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

U.S. crude inventories rose to their highest since July 2017, suggesting ample supplies in the world’s top consumer [EIA/S], with prices also hit by worries that the U.S.-China trade conflict is developing into a more entrenched dispute.

The U.S view is that China represents an existential economic and military threat to the U.S. and often imply that nothing less than crippling China’s economy will prevent Beijing from becoming stronger than the U.S. in military terms, threatening U.S. interests in the Pacific and becoming the world’s leading economic power in the next 10-15 years. – cnbc.com

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How much oil does Venezuela have?

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The proven oil reserves in Venezuela are recognized as the largest in the world, totaling 300 billion barrels

Venezuela’s crude oil is very heavy, and as a result, much of it must be processed by specialized domestic and international refineries. Venezuela was one of the largest suppliers of oil to the United States ‘ until Trump put sanction on Venezuela in order to crash the Economy , Washington has imposed several rounds of sanctions since the self-proclamation of Juan Guaido as “interim president” on January 23. Some measures have targeted governors and high-ranking military officials, while others have hit Venezuela’s banking, mining and oil sectors. – read about that here 

Earlier, the US government is ready to use the army to intervene in the conflict in Venezuela, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said in an interview with Fox Business Network.

Today, Venezuela’s working class is mobilizing across the country to celebrate its day and defend its achievements by organizing a big march to say no to the coup.

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