Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pirate Ship Paper Model - by Pirate Treasure Coins - Barco Pirata

Jolly Roger - The Pirate Flag
Piracy is a war-like act committed by non-state actors (private parties not affiliated with any government) against other parties at sea. The term applies especially to acts of robbery and/or criminal violence at sea. People who engage in these acts are called pirates. The term can include acts committed on land, in the air, or in other major bodies of water or on a shore. It does not normally include crimes committed against persons traveling on the same vessel as the perpetrator (e.g. one passenger stealing from others on the same vessel). The term has been used to refer to raids across land borders by non-state agents.
Piracy is the name of an offence under customary international law and also the name of a number of offences under the municipal law of a number of States.
Piracy should be distinguished from privateering, which was authorized by their national authorities and therefore a legitimate form of war-like activity by non-state actors. This form of commerce raiding was outlawed by the Peace of Westphalia (1648) for signatories to those treaties. Historically, offenders have usually been apprehended by military personnel and tried by military tribunals. - Wikipedia

A Pirate Ship Miniature

Um pirata é um marginal que, de forma autônoma ou organizado em grupos, cruza os mares só com o intuito de promover saques e pilhagem a navios e a cidades para obter riquezas e poder. O estereótipo mais conhecido do pirata se refere aos Piratas do Caribe e cuja época áurea ocorreu principalmente entre os séculos XVI e XVIII.
O primeiro a usar o termo pirata para descrever aqueles que pilhavam os navios e cidades costeiras foi Homero, na Grécia antiga, na sua Odisseia. Os piratas são aqueles que pilham no mar por conta própria, embora hoje em dia este termo já seja aplicado a qualquer pessoa que viola alguma coisa (como por exemplo os piratas do ar ou os cyber piratas). - Wikipedia


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