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    Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    Nearly 30 million people around the world are living as slaves, according to a new index ranking 162 countries.
    The Global Slavery Index 2013 says India has the highest number of people living in conditions of slavery at 14 million.
    But Mauritania has the highest proportional figure with about 4% of its population enslaved.
    The report's authors hope it will help governments tackle what they call a "hidden crime".

    Estimated number of slaves

    1. India - 13,956,010
    2. China - 2,949,243
    3. Pakistan - 2,127,132
    4. Nigeria - 701,032
    5. Ethiopia - 651,110
    6. Russia - 516,217
    7. Thailand - 472,811
    8. DR Congo - 462,327
    9. Burma - 384,037
    10. Bangladesh - 343,192
    Proportional ranking

    1. Mauritania
    2. Haiti
    3. Pakistan
    4. India
    5. Nepal
    6. Moldova
    7. Benin
    8. Ivory Coast
    9. The Gambia
    10. Gabon
    BBC News - New global index exposes 'modern slavery' worldwide


    Well that's a disgusting amount of people.

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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    My wife would probably count herself as one of those 30 million


    But in all seriousness thats horrible.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    And people like to trash America for having slaves once upon a time.

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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    And people like to trash America for having slaves once upon a time.
    tiny little violin playing for you right now mate.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    Does this include traffic'd sex slaves? They are often not tied to a single country and move around. Sometimes they're moved to the US.

    Sometimes we realize how far we haven't come from our barbarous history. We should be doing better than this.
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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    And yet, white people in America are painted as the face of slave owners. And none of us have ever owned a slave, known a slave, or known anyone who ever owned a slave.

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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    And yet, white people in America are painted as the face of slave owners. And none of us have ever owned a slave, known a slave, or known anyone who ever owned a slave.
    its been a tough journey for us white people.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    its been a tough journey for us white people.
    How many white slaves have there been in history?

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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    BBC News - New global index exposes 'modern slavery' worldwide


    Well that's a disgusting amount of people.
    Agreed. Especially appalling since India has the gaul to call itself the world's largest democracy.

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    Re: Study: Nearly 30 million people live as slaves worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    How many white slaves have there been in history?
    About 3,152,170
    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    Hanging your hat entirely on the CURRENT legality of something you want to be legal and others want to make illegal does not constitute a salient argument. At all.
    Quote Originally Posted by prometeus View Post
    What is "alive" and how does it apply to the fetus?

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