The Indian Ocean, North African & Eurasian African Slave trade recorded some 9-14 million slaves sold—an underestimate due to deaths & given that the trade continued into the 20th century—over at least 800 years (but up to 1.5 that, hence the calculation issues).
The Atlantic slave trade represented some 12 million people kidnapped from Africa in a 400 year span. Again, under represented because of deaths & record keeping.
This doesn’t account for the 2 million European & 1 million North African slaves captured by both sides between 1500-1800. Jews & black Africans were especially targeted by both sides.
Anyone who denies the role of slavery in founding modern capitalism & the state, of the reality of anti black racism across Europe & MENA region (&for that matter antisemitism), & the role of slavery in the underdevelopment of Africa is an idiot & a liar lol.
I asked bae to read this thread first before i sent it to see if it had any cancellable elements. She said i should remove the pointed discriminatory language. Against whom? I asked “Well it’s pretty mean to idiots”

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