Event Types

Financial War


A financial war is a non-violent war fought using sanctions, sabotage and other international monetary policies to inflict economic damage on another country

  • Do not involve traditional militarizes, bombs, ships, planes, armies etc.
  • Tactics Include
    • Sanctions
    • International Penalties
    • Exclusion from International Payment Systems
    • Pressure on Allies to implement sanctions, stop trade, etc.
    • Sabotage
    • Hacking
  • Can have a huge impact on the intended target
    • Can cause inflation in the target country
    • Can cause unrest when residents lose access to imported goods they need
    • Ultimately can destabilize country
    • Ultimately can result in regime change