Fast Fact: Pirate Democracy

I was watching a super cool special about early Caribbean pirates and they were talking about how they weren’t necessarily led by dictatorial captains. They might start out on a voyage with one captain, but if the crew didn’t agree with the captain or lost confidence in him, they could vote him out without a mutiny. And they also got a pretty good share of whatever loot they stole, a much better rate than regular crewmen received on merchant or military vessels.

Anyway, I just thought I would share that.

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