Cotton declared article of contraband

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On the 18th of March, 1915 cotton was finally declared contraband, despite American interests in its manufacture and trade. The 1909 Declaration of London had declared cotton as a material that should never be contraband, but its status changed due to it being used in the manufacture of German explosives.

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