Barbary States


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Barbary States

The North African states of Algeria, Tunisia, Tripoli, and Morocco, especially from the 16th to the 19th century.

Bar′bary States′


n.pl.
Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli, c1520–1830, when they were the refuge of pirates.
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But if he trended to the south he might reach Spain and the Barbary States.
Whether by the Barbary states, Somali pirates or the Israeli Navy, seizing a ship in international waters and abducting its crew and passengers is an act of piracy flagrantly violating international maritime law.
This is incorrect because the Barbary States used the Quran to justify the enslaving/killing of American ship workers when we had no quarrel with them in the past.
They wrote among other issues about the 'infamous' Barbary States, Barbary wars, Christian captives and Tunisian foreign communities.
The uniform I wore with such pride--that made me instantly identifiable as someone special--meant little without the knowledge that other people wore that same uniform, of some form of it when they fought the Barbary States of North Africa, charged into hostile Confederate tire at Mobile Bay, and destroyed Nazi submarines and Japanese aircraft carriers when evil men were hell-bent on dominating the world.
The work details Barlow's actions securing temporary peace with the Barbary States, discusses in detail his dealing in France that helped the US in the War of 1812, and examines the personal and business acumen that made him one of the most important diplomats of the era.
The Barbary states consisted of the four North African states Morocco, Algiers, Tripoli, and Tunis.
The Spanish government negotiated the return of the captured ship and crew and advised the United States to offer tribute to the Barbary States to prevent further attacks.
In 1801, President Thomas Jefferson refused to pay bribes demanded by pirates from the Barbary states (including what is now Libya) to guarantee American ships safe passage on trade routes through the Mediterranean.
In 1801, President Thomas Jefferson refused to pay bribes demanded by pirates from the Barbary States of North Africa to guarantee American ships safe passage through the Mediterranean.
From the Barbary wars (fought against the Barbary States, which included parts of modern Libya) to gunboat diplomacy in Asia to the many military interventions over the last few decades (Grenada, Lebanon, Somalia, the no-fly zone over Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo), the United States has often tried to find ways to use its military and yet not engage in all-out war.
These independent entities, nominally under the rule of the Ottoman sultan, were known as the Barbary States, after the Berber tribes.