Piracy in the Caribbean-Swashbuckling Henry Morgan and Blackbeard

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What is the true identity of piracy vs. privateering? In other words explore these two activities and your perspective on them both. Again, refer to readings and or course content in your comments.

The role of pirates and privateers in establishing European hegemony in the Caribbean.
For instance, Edward “Blackbeard” Teach, the pirate, ransacked numerous British ports throughout his tenure enriching himself and his crew while Henry Morgan, the privateer, working under a commission granted by the British government attacked numerous Spanish ports in the Caribbean and the Spanish mainland in an effort to disrupt Spanish colonization efforts. While the acts of the two men were virtually the same, Teach was viewed as a criminal and Morgan was knighted by the British monarch.
Please mention Port Royal and the role it played in piracy

Reference Moya Pons, History of the Caribbean, pp. 26-59 and 110-136.
Piracy fosters numerous images in the public imagination. Images of swashbuckling, lawless, seafarers searching for buried treasure and scenes from recent Hollywood dramas romanticizing pirate lore have done much to shape public perceptions of pirates. However, much of what is available to the public only tells a part of the story. Caribbean piracy in many instances rose out of and mirrored the conflicts over trade and infringement on Spanish colonization efforts by the British, Dutch, Portuguese, and French throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. As a result, most pirates were of British, French, and Dutch origins. Pirates wreaked havoc in the Caribbean by seizing Spanish vessels carrying gold and silver from the mines of Spanish mainland, and attacking Caribbean ports and seats of government. Dutch ships captured about 500 Spanish and Portuguese ships between 1623 and 1638. Some of the best-known pirates were based in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Tortuga.

Piracy is most easily explained as a warlike act involving a nonstate actor. Many of the people engaged in this practice acted on their own and were viewed by most as criminals. Privateers, however, were individuals engaging in piracy with the sanction of a particular government. For instance, Edward “Blackbeard” Teach, the pirate, ransacked numerous British ports throughout his tenure enriching himself and his crew while Henry Morgan, the privateer, working under a commission granted by the British government attacked numerous Spanish ports in the Caribbean and the Spanish mainland in an effort to disrupt Spanish colonization efforts. While the acts of the two men were virtually the same, Teach was viewed as a criminal and Morgan was knighted by the British monarch.

Mention modern day piracy in Somalia in comparison to historical pirates such as Blackbeard and Henry Morgan
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Piracy is defined as a warlike activity that mainly involves non-state actors.  Pirates are sea thieves who attack and rob ship while on the sea (Burnett, 2002). While piracy is implemented for economic gains resulting from the criminal activity, history shows that piracy can also be carried out for different reasons including political reasons, like in the case of Caribbean piracy.  The term piracy mainly encompasses different acts committed in water bodies or on the show.  However, there is a strict definition of the world piracy because it only applies when another party, travelling in a different vessel attacks another vessel. This means that it does not include instances where one passenger traveling in the same vessel steals from another passenger.  The term is therefore used to refer to raids that are carried out across land borders and by non-state actors.