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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

Tagged in Denmark Norway


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2 years 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



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



4 years ago #8304261        
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@Quartin: And should we kill everyone who buys slaves too? How about those people who make it impossible for slavers to feed their families in any way other than trading slaves? I'd think that responsibility lies with anyone wealthy enough who decides not to encourage any more humane businesses anywhere in the third world, as well as anyone who takes for themselves resources that could be used to keep any part of the third world in food, water and education. Should we kill them too? I'm sure if we kill enough people someone will get the hint and work to make the world better.



25 days ago #9500194        
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And up until now, abuse like that, especially in Saudi Arabia, still goes on. <:'C



3 months ago #9481299        
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Norway looks like he could crush that guy with his fists



3 months ago #9479502        
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This is hilarious



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



6 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.


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7 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.



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

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