Scandinavia and the World
Scandinavia and the World

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@HHWinston Looking into history: One major reason cited why Britain brought forth lots and lots of pirates, whereas the Netherlands did not, was that the Netherlands had a state program going, to hire unemployed naval men during peace for herring fishing, whereas Britain left fired soldiers and sailors to fend for themselves.