WW2- Strait of GibraltarStrait of Gibraltar was a strategic point in the fact that it was an important shipping route. During WW2 The Strait of Gibraltar played a very important role in the British's MIlitary strategy both as a foothold on the nation of Europe and as a bastion of British sea power. In addition to its commanding position it also provided a strongly fortified harbor where ships could operate in both the mediterranean and atlantic seas
Strait of MalaccaThe strait is the main shipping channel between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, linking major Asian economies such as Middle East, India, China, Japan, Thailand, and Indonesia. It also links the Europeans and the Americans for their international trade. Over 94,000 vessels pass through the strait per year, carrying about one-quarter of the world's traded goods including oil.
Controlling this strategic point would prove effective for controlling most international trade,
Yom Kippur War- Bab El Mandeb StraitThe Bab El Mandeb Strait is known for being one of the world's tansportational oil choke points. Controlling such a choke point could keep supply ships at bay such as the incident during the Yom Kippur War where Egptian Navy established a blockade on Eliat, an important Israeli port resulting in the closure of the Bab El Mandeb Strait.
Strait of HormuzAround 20% of the world's oil passes through the strait
Th is strait is strategically and economically important as a route for oil tankers collecting from various ports on the Persian Gulf. Tensions between the US and Iran heated in December 27, 2011 after the Iranian Vice President threatened to cut off Iranian Oil Exports.