Today’s pirate characters are based on a colorful history.
It is very difficult to know the exact history of pirates on high seas. Historians and archeologists have spent millions of man hours on research and efforts to find out the real history of piracy on high seas but they have failed to reach a common conclusion. Therefore, we will also not indulge in this discussion and shall not negate any theory. The fact is that treasure hunting and piracy were started almost simultaneously and these two things started when man started travelling in high seas.
The most authentic written history can be read in the bible. The bible talks about the pirates so we can easily deduce that the pirates were present around more than 2000 years ago. These pirates were very powerful and even caused the downfall of many states and governments. Gradually the governments realized the need to fight these powerful sea warriors and developed their own naval forces. This history again tells us that there were great battles fought between the government forces and pirates on high seas. These pirates earned a very powerful reputation and people also started writing stories about these pirates. We see many movies being made in their names and today many film producers are trying to depict those dangerous pirates as heroes. This is the reason that in today’s costume parties, the pirate costumes are very famous. Young, old, men, women and children love to wear the pirate costumes to have fun in the costume parties.
In the last century, the piracy on high seas was controlled due to the two world wars. The wars were fought in the seas and pirates lost their strength as the governments created highly strong navies. However, in the last few years, some Somalis have become pirates and are looting the cargo as well as passenger ships on high seas. An effective international force can kill this evil in the bud if a quick decision is taken by all the nations concerned.
Many sites in including www.piratewalk.com offer a range of colorful pirate costumes