pacific connections

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(( Alistair was not a pirate like his siblings.
Looking away from the piracy though: In the early days of trading, where England grew great, Scotland was trying hard to grow as well. 

Scotland attempted to become a trading nation by establishing colonies of his own, one of which was the colony “Caledonia” in 1698. It was going to be an overland route that connected the Pacific and Atlantic oceans but basically everything that could go wrong, went wrong. It was abandoned in March 1700, and was a devastating blow for Scottish economy. This was also an important factor for the Act of Union to happen.
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