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Content Spotlight

Privateers: How Do They Differ from Pirates?

January 30, 2022

Privateers were hired during wars by one government to prey upon another nation’s ships. When the war ended, they became unemployed, and for this reason, most of them resorted to piracy. […]

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Who Is and Isn’t a Pirate?

January 30, 2022

While words like buccaneer, filibuster, freebooter, and maroons are considered synonyms for pirate, they are not entirely interchangeable. […]

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Some Legendary Pirates and Their Stories

January 30, 2022

Stories about pirates are quite compelling. There have been some famous pirates in history, such as the Sea Dogs, the Victual Brothers, and Barbary Corsair, and tales about them have been told for ages. […]

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History

What Makes a Revolution Successful?

January 14, 2022

Revolutions don’t happen in a day. They are long-running disruptions that can take many years to build up and erupt. They require mass support and compel the complacent to risk everything for a cause. […]

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History

Why Do Revolutions Happen?

January 14, 2022

Revolutions arise because of different crises, most common being a state’s attempt to modernize and reform. Having a singular message allows revolutionaries to mount an effective attack against the old system. […]

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