The Maritime Political Boundaries of the World
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Prior to World War II state jurisdiction rarely extended more than three nautical miles [nm] offshore. The delimitation of maritime boundaries between states, confined to scope to such a relatively narrow band of inshore waters, was therefore generally an infrequent and uncontroversial process.
Schofield, C. H. & Prescott, V. (2005). The Maritime Political Boundaries of the World. (2 ed.). Leiden, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.