Friday, September 24, 2021

Indo-Pac III.

This is coolbert:

Malacca. Chokepoint Indo-Pac.

Continuing my series of blog entries the geo-political intrigue and considerations in the Indian and Pacific ocean region. [Indo-Pac]

See part I and part II.

The Strait of Malacca. As vital now as it was five-hundred years ago.

As "articulated" by Admiral Sir Jackie Fisher Malacca a vital choke point the control of which a necessity for the free and continuous flow of vital international trade. During the time of the British Empire Sir Jackie identified those critical choke points as: "Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandeb, Strait of Malacca, Gibraltar, Turkish/Bosporus Straits, Suez Canal, Panama Canal, Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn."

Again, Malacca as vital as it was five hundred years. Think from the time of the earliest European exploration of the area the capture of Malacca and the control of same deemed most important. Even in the extreme.


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