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Barbary Pirate Wars

The Wars of the Barbary pirates were not just about the US trying to save its shipping from corsairs and slavery. They led to the development of a US naval force long before the country could be considered a world power. And it wasn't only the Americans. Europe had to pursue its own agenda against the Barbary States, since America tended only to care for its own people and not about the thousands of Europeans than had also been taken into slavery.
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