Hydrarchy literally meaning Rule of the Waters is a term used to refer to a system of government in which political power is concentrated in pirates or more generally in sailors. The ball itself is used to ideologically represent actual pirates (as opposed the internet kind), especially historical.
Pirate societies were historically Stateless Societies, who also believe in semi-equal wage (a captain only got twice as much as an average pirate).
Piracy might also support both right-wing or left-wing economically. For instance, many people see elements of Quasi-socialism in the Victual Brothers and the Likedeelers, who were common people that became pirates and promoted equality, but there were also pirate societies clearly favoring free markets, such as Chinese pirate Wang Zhi, who was a merchant that turned to piracy as a result of Chinese Government strongly regulating sea trade.
Pirates have existed since antiquity in the area known as the Mediterranean. An early example of pirates were the Sea Peoples who attacked various Mediterranean civilizations prior to the bronze age collapse.
Pirates were rather prominent in medieval Europe. With some of the most prominent hydrarchs being Vikings like the Victual Brothers.
The Golden Age of Piracy
In the modern day, hydrarchy is primarily practiced by people in Somalia which is a country that due to civil conflict does not have much economic opportunities. Thus leading a lot of people to raid nearby-ships.
A pirate code, pirate articles or articles of agreement were a code of conduct for governing pirates. A group of sailors, on turning pirate, would draw up their own code or articles, which provided rules for discipline, division of stolen goods, and compensation for injured pirates. This form of communal governance would typically divvy up the earnings from the loot, with every crew member taking an equal share, with the captain taking two share.
Hydrarchy acts as the stereotypical pirate you would see in films and cartoons. Based on the pirates in the golden age of piracy like Blackbeard.
- Drunk on rum
- Speaks with stereotypical Pirate dialect. Meaning forced Rs and the slang.
- Likes to sing sea shanties while travelling somewhere. No matter where.
How to Draw
Hydrarchy's design is based the famous stereotypical "Jolly Roger" flag, used by pirates in the Golden Age of Piracy.
- Draw a ball.
- Fill in with black.
- Draw a skull and crossbones or crossed swords in white.
- Draw in the eyes.
- (Optional) Add a brown tricorn and/or eye patch.
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- Anarcho-Frontierism - Frontiers be epic, can't wait fer space pirates.
- Mercantilism - Sometimes he hires me mateys as privateers.
- Illegalism - If it be illegal, it be based.
- Reactionary Socialism - Like Mercantilism, but pays me mateys and I much better. Somethin' about social welfare fer all ye workin' men.
- Queer Anarchism - Arrr, be gay and do crime, eh?
- Agorism - A matey in arms, trades me goods fer the gunpowder we use to plunder!
- Plutocracy -
Wealth, Fame, Power.ARRRRG! I love havin' them valuable doubloons in me collection, ye couldn't believe how massive they are! Bein' rich is life fer ME!
- Piratism - Ye be not real pirates!
- Ego-Communism - I like yer soul, kid.
- Anarcho-Capitalism - Yer onto somethin', lad.
- Anarcho-Communism - Yer gettin' closer.
- Platformism - I like how ye be bandits and fly jolly rogers, but I keep mistakin' ye fer one o' me mateys 'cause o' that.
- Avaritionism - Valuable matey, but ye say scary things sometimes.
- Jacobitism - Some of ye became me mateys when the Williamite scurvy dogs made ye dance the hempen jig.
- Satirism - Ye may entertain me mateys, but if ye make fun of us, yer walkin' the PLANK! At least youngins today adore me 'cause o' them "Memes" about me they keep jabbin' on about.
- The Kraken - Stop sinkin' our ships! Sink the Navy's ships!
Walk the plank!
- Jeffersonian Democracy - Barbary Wars, nev'r ferget!
- Monarchism - Unless ye wanna hire me and me mateys as "Privateers", walk the plank!
- Caesarism - Avast! Ye crucified me mateys! I'll have ye walk the plank fer that!
- Kleptocracy - Ye drenched the legacy of us pirates with yer cowardly ways, ye wee landlubber! To Davy Jones's locker wit' ye!
- Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on the Golden Age of Piracy by Gabriel Kuhn
- Pirate Utopias: Moorish Corsairs & European Renegades by Hakim Bey
- The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates by Peter T. Leeson
- Pirate Utopias: Under the Banner of King Death by Do or Die
- [sic] A General History of the Pyrates: From Their First Rise and Settlement in the Island of Providence, to the Present Time by Captain Charles Johnson
- The Many Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic by Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker
- How to be a Pirate: Captain Edition and Quartermaster Edtion by CGP Grey
- How Somalia's Pirates Make Money by PolyMatter
- Why It Sucked to be a Pirate by Sam O'Nella Academy
- Are There Any Pirate Flags Left? and Why Walking the Plank is a PIRATE MYTH by Tapakapa
- Alternate History: What If The Pirate Republic Survived? by Monsieur Z
- The REAL Pirates of the Caribbean by h0ser
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