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Pirates in Popular Culture

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Background

Pirates are probably most immortalized by their presence in popular culture. Even centuries after their deeds and many attempts to quash and smear their stories the collective tale of adventures and exploration, wealth, plundering and glory has captivated the minds of people across the world. There have been books and movies and video-games, trading cards and television shows about pirates that all attempt to tell their stories.

However, one of the biggest problems with the depiction of pirates in popular culture is the accuracy and precision of how they do it. While they get much of theme and motif right there are a lot of subtle details that are often missed.

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