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Pirate Havens

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Pirate havens are ports or harbors that are a safe place for pirates to repair their vessels, resupply, recruit, spend their plunder, avoid capture, and/or lie in wait for merchant ships to pass by. The areas have governments that are unable or unwilling to enforce maritime laws. This creates favorable conditions for pirates and piracy. These havens were often near maritime shipping lanes. Although some havens were merely hidden coves, some were established by governments who employed privateers to disrupt the overseas trade of rival nations. Some historic pirate havens included Barataria Bay, Port Royal, and Tortuga. These provided some autonomy for privateers and buccaneers. Contents [hide] 1 On the Barbary Coast 2 List of examples 3 See also 4 References 5 External links On the Barbary Coast[edit] Historically, the Barbary Coast contained a number of pirate havens, notably Salé, Algiers and Tunis. These pirate havens were used by Muslim Corsairs from the 16th to the 19th century. The pirates, dubbed "Barbary Pirates", ravaged European shipping and enslaved thousands of captives. The Pirate Republic of Salé, in 17th century Morocco, was a micronation with its own seaport argot known as "Franco," since like other pirate states, it from time to time made treaties with European governments, agreeing not to attack their fleets. The United States Navy was founded, in part, to counter the activities of the Barbary pirates, and the United States fought the First and Second Barbary Wars (1801–1805, 1815) to end this threat to its shipping. Some pirate havens were supposed to have formed anarchist societies called pirate utopias.[1] List of examples[edit] Barataria Bay in United States Campeche in Mexico Porto Farina in Tunis Harardhere in Somalia Libertatia in Madagascar Port Royal in Jamaica Tortuga in Haiti See also[edit] Tax haven References[edit] Jump up ^ http://www.eco-action.org/dod/no8/pirate.html Peter Lamborn Wilson, Pirate Utopias: Moorish Corsairs & European Renegadoes ISBN 1-57027-158-5 (Autonomedia, 1996) Peter Ludlow, Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias ISBN 0-262-12238-3 (2001) Hakim Bey, TAZ - The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism ISBN 1-57027-151-8 (Autonomedia, 2003) Hannu Pesonen, Somalian merirosvot kukistuvat kuten kaikki edeltäjänsä Tiede (Finnish science magazine) no. 5/2011, pp. 44–49 (Sanoma magazines, 2011) External links[edit] Pirate Utopias - From "Temporary Autonomous Zone"

Pirate havens were one of the biggest components of piracy next to the pirate ship. Pirate havens such as the ones at Nassau, Madagascar and Tortuga were essential for pirates to careen their ships, recruit new pirates and sell their stolen supplies. Piracy did not exist in a vacuum, there were hundreds of men and women who profited off of the pirates trade.

Pirates needed ports that would accept them and their goods or else the entire endeavor was nothing. Ports that had a strong British or Spanish military presence would prosecute the pirates and any merchants that dealt with them. However, in places pirates controlled the territory and thus a pirate haven developed.

Pirate Settlements

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Buccaneer Pirate Havens

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Madagascar

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Pirate Forts

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Pirate Governments

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Pirate Havens

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