The reason why both the French Continental Systems and the British Orders in Council could be thought of as “paper blockades” is that both countries established these blockades in order to appear stronger, but in reality, they were not interested in preventing trade. The answer is option D.
Why could both the British Orders in Council and the French Continental Systems be thought of as “paper blockades”? A. Neither Great Britain nor France intended to carry out the regulations. B. Neither country could monitor all of the ports covered by the regulations. C. Both countries agreed the blockades were not real. D. Both countries created the blockades to appear stronger, but were not really interested in preventing trade.