In Piratopia there are many pirate colonies that proved successful. In Madagascar the pirate society thrived and grew into one of the largest pirate nations still existing. After Madagascar pirates experienced a great want for land and their own countries. Pirate nationality spread to the new pirate society of Libertalia. All pirates renounced their former nationality and claimed themselves to be libertalians. Pirate colonies spread from Madagascar to Somalia, the Yucatan peninsula, the Philippines, Sicily, Jamaica, and Calcutta. Several pirate colonies were seized from major powers by the powerful pirate navies.