Economic sanctions are domestic penalties applied by one country (or group of countries) on another country. Economic sanctions may include various forms of trade barriers and restrictions on financial transactions. Economic sanctions are not necessarily imposed because of economic circumstances. They may also be imposed for a variety of political and social issues. Economic sanctions can call for democratic reform or a regime/leadership change to address human rights violations.
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“It does not follow, because our difficulties are stupendous, because there are some souls timorous enough to doubt the validity and effectiveness of our ideals and our system, that we must turn to a state controlled or state directed social or economic system in order to cure our troubles.”
—Herbert Hoover (18741964)