may 25, 2016 - international trade embargo
imposed by the UN
Still reeling from the Middle East disaster and the international trade embargo imposed by the UN for the United States' refusal to disavow future use of biological weapons (in response the US withdrew from the UN and expelled it from its NY location). This hurts the economy of many UN nations and many disputes with nations in the UN and many leave. The United Kingdom is put into a recession due to the Embargo on the United States.
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