What does "deterrence" mean in this sentence?

The constraints on Japanese conduct, however, military deterrence and trade restrictions, were not in Hull’s hands.

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  • 1 month ago
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    This is referring to Cordell Hull. Just before world war II. He was secretary of state at that time. It means in that possition he didn't t have the power to actually so much.   Certainly anything involving military force or with trade restriction laws.

    Deterrence==To make less likely. Moderate the chance.

    Source(s): Studied history of that era.
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  • RP
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    1 month ago

    In this sentence, deterrence means prevention.

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