Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan try to stop a trade blockade. Trade blockades are a type of trade dispute that occurs when one party attempts to cut trade from another party using force. This is very common in times of war when one party is attempting to stop another from obtaining supplies. A Trade Dispute, or a disagreement between two parties regarding the goods/services being traded or the methods of which trade takes place, seems to be threatened it can result in coercion or violence without proper institutions to intervene. Institutions, such as courts, that can step in to settle this dispute and are the rules placed in a society that keep parties’ behavior in balance. Learn more about Trade Disputes, Institutions, and Coercion in this clip!
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