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An article about the short period between 1680 and 1730, when pirates were most influential in history of piracy.
The facts about naval soldiers who can be described as pirates only in a style of their actions.
Brief history of the 17th century pirates and their conflicts with Spain in the New World.
Throughout the history times of war and poverty always had big effect on the creation of pirate activity. This effect can even today be observed of the coast of Somalia, where instable governments, civil wars and widespread poverty and crime created the need for massive pirate fleets that endanger the lives of thousands each year.