War, with its struggles and uncertainty, transforms people's lives. Privateering as a war activity also had an impact on the lives of civilian populations. As war made fishing more difficult, it often turned good sailors into privateers. Moreover, since privateers mainly targeted merchant and supply ships, their attacks considerably hindered the supplying of settlers with various types of commodities.

On the other hand, Canadian privateers and their allies could help bring goods taken from the enemy to the country. This prevented famine among the population on a few occasions.
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