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Yesterday they showed a program about the one million white slaves (of which three thousand were from Scandinavia) that were bought and sold in north Africa.

One of the stories was about a Danish boy who ended up being a slave for 12 years, and the other was about a group of Norwegian sailors that ended up on the slave market, and how the Danish state went into frantic negotiations with the owners to get them back. Most of the white slaves died, either from the hard labour, from being whipped to death or simply because they got deliberately killed by their owners, so the Danish state knew they couldn’t wait forever.

Three years later they finally managed to pay for the sailors, and they all returned home safely. :)


16th August 2010

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2 years ago #9087006        
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Do you have the video of the programme?



6 days ago #9479502        
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This is hilarious



1 month ago #9469049        
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Does anyone else think this sort of looks like a part of an old Disney movie?



3 months ago #9449048        
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One of the reasons my great-great-great-great-great grandfather went to sea with the fledgling US Navy. To smash the Barbary Pirates! The US Navy has been a tradition in my family since.



4 months ago #9441247        
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Sweden and America have been in one true military alliance over the years, and that was during the Berber wars. The swedes had a flotilla in the Mediterranian sea to fight the berber pirates together with the americans.



10 months ago #9385638        
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You neglect to say what year this was ?

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10 months ago #9376687        
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I remember vaguely watching a TV documentary on white slavery where men and women from Scandinavia were abducted and held for ransom, kept as slaves. Few chose to stay in their new lives, having been married with kids long since. And slavery is still very much alive, just not as visible or talked about.



1 year ago #9335606        
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@ErenTR: You think that the women prefer to be sold into sexual slavery? That's pretty much never the case, even when local standards of living are quite poor. It's far more frequently the choice of the men, family, or a scammer that offers promises of a steady job in a different country.

Sejdkonen was correct, mind you. The EU DOES pay Turkey to fight human trafficking. Here's a bit of copy-pasta:

“A National Action Plan on Combating THB” prepared by the National Task Force was approved by the Office of Prime Minister in 2003. The National Task Force on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings comprises representatives from several Ministries, Institutions, International Organizations and NGO’s. The Action Plan has been implemented. The Second National Action Plan has been prepared within the context of “The Project of Strengthening Institutions in the Fight Against Trafficking in Human Beings”. This project was executed by the Ministry of Interior since January 2006, under the context of EU-Turkey Financial Assistance of 2003 Program.

EU Financial assistance to Turkey for assistance in fighting human trafficking actually dates back to 2005 and is still ongoing.



1 year ago #9296818        
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@bubba please remember they attacked so much more than Vestmannaey. We call it the Turk-abductions (tyrkjaránið) even though the Turks had nothing to do with it.
For those interested this explains it pretty well:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Abductions



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2 years ago #9200898        
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16. juli 1627 300 pirates from Algeir attacted Westmanislands. They killed 36 kidnapped 234. After 9years 27people were bought back. I am not sure, but think that the Danish and the Vatican payed for the "ransome"...



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