The Barbary Coast was a name coined by #Europeans which referred to the north coast of #Africa under #Ottoman Empire rule from the 1500’s-1800’s. Specifically, it was to refer to the #Berber people living in the city-states of Salé, Rabat, #Tunis , #Algiers , and #Tripoli . Now the modern day countries of #Morocco , #Algeria , #Tunisia , and #Libya . The people in this region were well known throughout Europe as pirates and slave traders. These #pirates would prey on European shipping and kidnapping on the southern and eastern coasts of Europe. Some of the more famous pirates of this region were Oruç Reis, and Hayreddin Barbarossa. Some of these pirates were even high ranking naval officers of the Ottoman Empire, and would fight for them when called upon. The piracy in the region would eventually attract unwanted attention. In the early 1800’s, after numerous #American ships had been ransacked, the US sent Its Navy to attack the cities, which would be known in the US as the Barbary Wars. In one such war in 1805, the United States landed ground forces and invaded the city of Derna, a pirate safe haven.
More posts about the Barbary Wars are to come. #AtlasNews#AtlasHistory#History#Piracy#OttomanEmpire#Navalwarfare
Love how those peg dolls are Elijah's favourite to play with these days!! Such a simple toy, almost inexpensive, and they can be whatever the child wants them to be, no gender or colour assigned ☺️ We did paint a few as well, so you can be as creative as you wish with them 👍