last country to abolish slavery in Europe

Sep 2012
3,751
Bulgaria
#42
It exists Kevin. For example early 2018 case of white slaves from Poland, Lithuania, Romania and my country held in a flower farm in Cornwall. The difference from the times of pope Gregory and his "non angli sed angeli" or Doomsday census & its 10% slaves of the total population is that nowadays it is illegal. Thank to EU charter of fundamental rights ;)
 
May 2011
13,856
Navan, Ireland
#43
It exists Kevin. For example early 2018 case of white slaves from Poland, Lithuania, Romania and my country held in a flower farm in Cornwall. The difference from the times of pope Gregory and his "non angli sed angeli" or Doomsday census & its 10% slaves of the total population is that nowadays it is illegal. Thank to EU charter of fundamental rights ;)[/QUOTE2 ;
The whole basis of the Somersett case was that t
It exists Kevin. For example early 2018 case of white slaves from Poland, Lithuania, Romania and my country held in a flower farm in Cornwall. The difference from the times of pope Gregory and his "non angli sed angeli" or Doomsday census & its 10% slaves of the total population is that nowadays it is illegal. Thank to EU charter of fundamental rights ;)
The whole basis of the Somersett case was that there was no such thing as a slave in English law

Its only very recently that they have been forced to introduce laws.
 

sparky

Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
4,383
Sydney
#44
Slavery is part of the wide constellation of bonded labor ,
it goes from apprenticeship , convict labor , West African children labor being sold by their family to work for a decade on the Cocoa plantation
serfdom in all it's forms , Indians debtors having their labor right sold to British Sugar producers in fidji .......

the characteristic of true slavery is that it is hereditary , the children born of slaves are slaves themselves
this status is enforceable in a court of law ,
the rest is just rhetoric
 
Oct 2015
5,183
Matosinhos Portugal
#46
The last Portuguese slave died in Lisbon in the 1930s

Portugal had long been a republic when the last slave of the empire died in Lisbon. It was in the 30's of last century. The newspapers of the day said they would be 120 years old. He was well known in Bairro Alto, where he sold peanuts. She had been a slave until 1869, when the decree abolishing slavery was published throughout Portugal.

Portugal was the first state in the world to do global trade in slaves from Africa. Between 1450 and 1900, it will have trafficked about 11 million people. Although national historical mythology likes to display the first world country's award to abolish slavery, the decree published in 1761 by the Marquis of Pombal did not, in fact, end with the slaves.



Slaves of Portugal "gathers stories of slaves. Portugal is a pioneer in the abolition of slavery, but it would, in fact, end only long after 1761, says historian Arlindo Manuel Caldeira.

With independence with Brazil, in 1822, many Portuguese returned to Portugal who brought the slaves as one of their savers.

Before the law, on arrival in Portugal they were to become free, but the king granted his owners a special privilege to keep them.



In Portuguese colonies in Africa, slavery ended in 1974
India Goa Damão Diu ended in 1961
 

royal744

Ad Honoris
Jul 2013
10,380
San Antonio, Tx
#47
The last country in Europe to abolish slavery was definitely the Third Reich. Nazi Germany reintroduced slavery in Europe on a mass scale - Millions of Eastern Europeans were forced to work on German industries. That system was abolished when they were totally defeated by the Allied forces in 1945.
Yes. Good answer.
 

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