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Facts about modern sea-criminals who are often called "pirates".
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.
Here you can find out more about timeline of piracy and its most important facts. From its first beginnings 3000 years ago in Mediterranean, most famous ages of piracy in Central America and Indian sea, to the modern day struggles of the coast of Somalia.
An article about the oldest pirates and how they affected great Greek, and latter Roman Empire.