Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

Are there any countries besides the U.S. that required a civil war to end slavery?

If not, why not?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    All the northern US states passed laws that immediately or gradually abolished slavery long before the Civil War began. That's why Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation only included the states in rebellion, the northern states had already freed the slaves.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I know that the UK forced the Ottoman Empire to dissolve slavery in the 19th century in North Africa. In the Turkish provinces it remained until the 1920s, however.

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Haiti established its independence through a Slave Revolt in 1804 and was the first independent nation of Latin America and the Caribbean, the second republic in the Americas, the first country to abolish slavery, and the only state in history established by a successful slave revolt. What most people don't remember is that the US  Constitution barred the federal government from prohibiting the importation of slaves for 20 years. Various states passed different restrictions on the international slave trade during that period; by 1808, the only state still allowing the importation of African slaves was South Carolina. After 1808, legal importation of slaves ceased. Also contrary to popular opinion only about 7% of the slaves involved in the Trans Atlantic slave trade came to the British North American colonies and what became the US. The vast majority of the slaves were sent to South America, with 40% of the total going to Brazil.

  • 2 months ago

    England ended slavery nearly a hundred years earlier. The english thought slavery was wrong, so they discussed it in parliament and voted to end it. Much more civilised. 

    The US was engaged in slavery more than any other country, so they were the ones fighting each other over it. 

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  • gerald
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They all were but different priorities Slaves the poor farmers the hungry its all about looking for equallity 

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