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Aug 21 '17 at 19:01 comment added Uriel Despite their reputation, vikings didn't have a piracy-based economy. Iron mining, smithing, farming,fishing, trading were part of their activities.
May 31 '17 at 13:47 answer Authweight timeline score: 1
May 31 '17 at 10:57 comment added JDługosz The “Pirate city” on Jamaca prospered due to the pirate industry. It was sponsered by England to prey on the Spanish.
May 31 '17 at 9:43 answer Elliot Taylor timeline score: 1
May 20 '17 at 23:23 comment added Willk This pirate economy concept makes me think of the City of Thieves from Adventure Time. youtu.be/auYmB093i18?t=191
May 6 '17 at 23:14 answer Winston Ewert timeline score: 3
May 6 '17 at 14:27 answer Stilez timeline score: 2
May 6 '17 at 12:44 comment added Lorendiac @Molot -- I can envision a case where "you are known to steal gold from countries A and B -- but you never rob countries C and D, so their grain merchants are happy to sell you food for gold, year after year. What do they care about the problems of their rivals in A and B?"
May 6 '17 at 4:30 comment added a4android @Foon I had thought that moonrakers was the name for shipwreckers, the mooncussers as you called them, but it seems to have been the name for Wiltshire smugglers. basically I was thinking of shipwreckers who set false lights to lure ships onto the shore or rocks where they could be plundered. SE MA, I assume, is in the USA, otherwise I know not where. Thanks for helping to clear up my misapprehension.
May 5 '17 at 21:33 comment added Foon @a4android Did you mean mooncusser? Searching for moonraker and cornwall brings up a store about smugglers... mooncussers were the folks that set up fake lighthouses to induce additional shipwrecking (and were less successful when there where was the light of the full moon) (Or this may be a regional thing; Mooncusser (Mooncussah) was the term I learned about folks where I grew up in SE MA)
May 5 '17 at 16:39 answer Inquisitor Shm timeline score: 2
May 5 '17 at 13:38 answer bdempe timeline score: 1
May 4 '17 at 18:53 answer Schwern timeline score: 5
May 4 '17 at 18:40 comment added user535733 Possible? Yes...in limited locations. The standard of living will be low, despite all the loot.
May 4 '17 at 17:40 comment added Erin Thursby @Kys If you mean an organized navy, no.Just needs to have the approval of the state.
May 4 '17 at 15:30 comment added rackandboneman @Molot a society that plausible denies being on the side of the pirates and/or has enough gold from (plausibly denied or not) piracy and can offer the highest prices... will be sold food, the greed of the sellers will see to that :)
May 4 '17 at 15:03 comment added Kys Does the piracy need to be naval in nature? Many ancient empires "funded" their armies on promises of looting their enemies.
May 4 '17 at 14:54 answer Jack0111213 timeline score: 11
May 4 '17 at 13:26 answer Reed timeline score: 16
May 4 '17 at 8:45 comment added Mołot @ErinThursby I meant that economies are all about where the food comes from, when we'll get to the bare bone of it. As seen in Venezuela money does not really matter for contry's economy if you don't have bread.
May 4 '17 at 8:38 answer Grimm The Opiner timeline score: 26
May 4 '17 at 8:37 comment added Erin Thursby @Mołot I mean that the economy is largely dependent on piracy. That much of the money coming in comes from that. I know that there are problems with it, and if your answer is no, ok then. As I said, while I like the idea, it doesn't seem tenable. If there's a way it can work that I haven't thought of, hurrah. If not, I'll change my world. (didn't tag you before, and now I have).
May 4 '17 at 8:29 answer Separatrix timeline score: 18
May 4 '17 at 8:17 answer SZCZERZO KŁY timeline score: 0
May 4 '17 at 7:54 comment added a4android You need to have the economy of an entire nation based on piracy. Parts of the nation might make their wealth and income based on piracy. The piracy out of Somalia works because the majority of people, and especially their fishing community, are economically deprived due to social, political & economic collapse of their nation. Piracy is simply very profitable. Provided piracy is profitable, communities and whole societies can have their economies based on it. Also, shipwrecking is a related trade. Look up Cornwall and moonrakers.
May 4 '17 at 7:31 answer Rekesoft timeline score: 1
May 4 '17 at 6:03 answer Kilisi timeline score: 38
May 4 '17 at 5:52 comment added Mołot What do you mean by "piracy - based"? I mean, if you are known to steal gold, no one will sell you food. If you massively steal food, no one will ship it near you. If you're small country that robs rich shipping lanes, you will not stop the trade, but may be too small to survive retaliation. If your country grows its own food, builds its own homes etc, what you need piracy for?
May 4 '17 at 5:44 history asked Erin Thursby CC BY-SA 3.0