Persian Gulf Piracy Essay

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Piracy flourished during the decline of the Dilmun Civilization in Mesopotamia, which happened around 1800 BC. Due to the advantages that the pirates acquired in their piratical activities, some people, especially those who had financial difficulties, were lured into the dreadful act of piracy. Piracy proliferated and it eventually reached the Persian Gulf. Piracy in the Persian Gulf prevailed before the 20th century and was perceived as one of the primary threats in the maritime trade routes in the gulf. The earliest record of piracy in the Persian Gulf was during the year 694 wherein Assyrian pirates attacked traders who travel across India through the Persian Gulf. King Sennacherib attempted to stop the piracy happening in the Persian Gulf during that time, but he wasn’t successful in doing so. There were also records about the early history of piracy in the coasts of the Persian Gulf during the 10th-century. One of these records was written by a 10th century history…show more content…
Around 1766, his father, who was the leader of their tribe, led them in their migration from Kuwait to Qatar. His tribe migrated alongside with the Al Khalifa, who refused to share the profit they gained from their trading during their travel. This created a gap in their relationship. Nonetheless, Rahmah’s tribe agreed to fight alongside the Al Khalifa in their battle against the Persians in Bahrain. Although Rahmah’s tribe was given their share of reward after they helped Al Khalifa took over Bahrain, they were still dissatisfied. And so, they moved first to Bushehr and eventually to Khor Hassan in Northwest Qatar. Rahmah began his career as a mere horse dealer, but after his father died, he was able to surpass his eldest brother Abdullah in a struggle for leadership in their tribe. In due course, his tribe adopted piracy as a livelihood and he became a vividly daring pirate without fear nor
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