The role of precisely the Caribbean piracy is simply very closely connected with privateering (privateering is the seizure of “rivals” merchant ships). For example, Holland, Great Britain, France used to hire Caribbean pirates to attack foreign ships in turn. Actually, the further distribution of American lands depended on the “victories” in the Caribbean Sea.
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