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This section covers pirate history, from the ancient times to the present. Find out where the most famous pirate's hideouts were and about the regions where they plied their trade of harassment.
Facts about modern sea-criminals who are often called "pirates".
An article about the short period between 1680 and 1730, when pirates were most influential in history of piracy.
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.