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Sanctions and Travel Bans

Crockerland has placed sanctions on a number of nations. Countries with laws applying the death penalty to LGBT persons or apostates, as well as state sponsors of terror, are the primary target of sanctions.

State Sponsors of Terror and Terrorist Groups
See: Designated Terrorist Groups and State Sponsors of Terror
Full sanctions are applied, and travel banned, to all designated state sponsors of terrorism. Exceptions may be granted for government officials and a few other individuals. Designated state sponsors of terror are:
Designated state sponsors of terrorism

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Country

Date

Terror group(s) funded

Syria

April 1982

Hezbollah

Iran

April 1982

Hezbollah
Hamas
Mahdi Brigades (defunct)
PLO

Turkey

1983

Northern Cyprus
Jaish al-Fatah

Sudan

1993

Al-Qaeda (formerly)
Hamas
ADF

Saudi Arabia

2003

Lashkar-e-Taiba
Jaish al-Fatah

Pakistan

2003

Lashkar-e-Taiba

United Arab Emirates

2008

Lashkar-e-Taiba

Qatar

2013

Ansar Dine
Jaish al-Fatah
Hamas

Countries under the jurisdiction of designated terrorist groups also have sanctions and travel bans placed against them automatically, whether recognized as nations or not. These include:

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Country

Date

Terror group(s) in power

Lebanon

1982-2005

Hezbollah

Northern Cyprus

1983

Northern Cyprus

State of Palestine

1988

PLO (1988-2006)
Hamas (2006-present)

Islamic State

2011

Islamic State

Other current full sanctions/travel bans
Full sanctions and/or travel bans are applied to the following states, note that exceptions may be granted for government officials and a few other individuals:

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Country

Date

Reasons

Zimbabwe

1980

After the democratically elected Rhodesian government of Abel Muzorewa was deposed by communist terrorist groups, Crockerland placed sanctions against the Mugabe government, overtly racist laws of Zimbabwe have made sure these sanctions stay in place. Zimbabwe never had travel bans placed against it.

Yemen

1995

Crockerland placed sanctions against the government of Yemen in 1995. An NLP-lead congressional inquiry on the matter made more public the numerous barbaric practices of the Yemeni government, most notably the continued legality of marital rape, and thus the sanctions were never lifted. A travel ban was put in place in 2015 during the Yemeni Civil War.

DPRK (North Korea)

1983

North Korea bombed a South Korean plane in Myanmar in an attempted assassination of South Korean politicians in an incident known as the Rangoon Bombing. The Tatmadaw discovered the attackers' links to the Korean Peoples' Army and sanctions were put in place by Crockerland as a result. These sanctions remain in place due to North Korea's overwhelming atrocities against it's own citizens.

Libya

1986

Sanctions were placed on Libya for murdering US personnel in the 1986 West Berlin discotheque bombing, a travel ban was put in place in 2011 following the country's collapse into anarchy.

Afghanistan

2001

Afghanistan gave shelter and aid to the Al Qaeda terrorist group, as a result a full trade ban and full travel ban were applied to the country in 2001 to avoid domestic financing of Al Qaeda or it's allies.

Mauritania

2007

Mauritania allows the death penalty to be applied to individuals for apostasy and homosexuality.

Somalia

2007

Somalia is a failed state.

Brunei

2014

Apostasy, blasphemy, and "insulting Islam" became illegal in 2014 and carry the death penalty.

Maldives

2014

The Maldives passed a law allowing for the execution of children as young as 7 for crimes such as apostasy.

Malaysia

2017

The government of criminalizes criticism of Islam, persecutes atheists, and recently called for vigilantes to "track down" atheists.

Countries with trade/travel banned only without government approval
A number of nations have trade and travel bans against them that can be circumvented with government approval for ordinary citizens. While exceptions may be granted for all sanctioned countries theoretically, the trade and travel bans against these nations are intended to be regularly bypassed, and are in place mostly to avoid enabling sponsorship of groups or individuals involved in wars the government does not wish to support.

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Country

Date

Reasons

Bangladesh

1992

Bangladesh allowed fighters from the Rohingya Solidarity Organization militant group, and possibly other such rebel groups, to lodge within it's borders, and partial sanctions/trade bans were applied to be sure no money would reach said groups.

The Congo (DRC)

1998

After years of insurgency by the Allied Democratic Forces, a designated terrorist group & Al-Qaeda affiliate, as well as other groups, Crockerland passed partial sanctions to be sure that trade would only be done with reputable sources, and money would not fall into the hands of the terrorist factions or otherwise be used to further destabilize the country.

Central African Republic

2004

Sanctions were placed to stop money from reaching Islamic militant groups rebelling against president Francois Bozize. After Bozize was ousted, Crockerland refused to recognize subsequent governments, and extended sanctions to all businesses and individuals not associated with pro-Bozize rebels such as MRPRC and the Anti-Balaka militias.

Nigeria

2007

Nigerian Shariah law allows the murder of LGBT persons in several Nigerian states, and so sanctions are in place to assure money is not headed from Crockerland into those states; A travel ban was implemented following the beginning of the Boko Haram Insurgency.






Chad
Mali
Niger
Burkina Faso
Algeria

2004 (Algeria)
2010 (Niger, Mali)
2014 (Chad)
2016 (Burkina Faso)

The ongoing Insurgency in the Maghreb has lead to a number of partial sanctions in order to prevent funds from reaching terrorist factions such as Boko Haram or Ansar Dine

Former Sanctions
Nations of the Eastern Bloc, Axis Powers, and others have historically been sanctioned, but these sanctions are no longer in place for one reason or another. South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Uganda, the USSR, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Communist Poland, Communist Czechoslovakia, Communist Hungary, Communist Romania, Communist Bulgaria, East Germany, Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Fascist Romania, Fascist Hungary, Fascist Bulgaria, and puppet governments controlled by those states had sanctions placed against them.

Notably, Axis-affiliated Japan and it's pacific allies (IE: Manchukuo) were not hit with sanctions by Crockerland during WWII, as Japan controlled most of the world's rubber supply.

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