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A slave is someone deprived of human rights. He is the property of a person, and is considered as both an object and an economic tool. He has no legal status, and can be traded: in a market, he is financially valued according to his potential for hard work.
Slaves are part of slavery, an economic system. Nowadays, slavery is regarded as a high crime against humanity, and it is, in the international scene, condemned by most countries.
Yet, slavery, and the use of slaves as pieces of furniture, used to be a common practice in many countries that we consider now as “civilized”.
From the Antiquity, to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, many civilizations founded their wealth on the slaves trade. The Roman Empire, Greece, the Mesopotamia, the Far East...have all been once in their history slavery-based systems. Being a slave depended on several factors: you were usually born slave because you descended from a slave, or because you were the “result” from an adultery. You could become slave if you did a major breach to the code of your country, that in return repudiated you.
In the Antiquity, the slave trade increased at the same time that the great superpowers needed to extend their economic spheres of influence.
People from Africa were massively chained and sold to some owners to boost their economic production. Around the 10th century in Mesopotamia, and in Sparta before, slaves were also used as a workforce in farms and sexual bondage was a common practice.
Slaves were a cog in the “triangular trade” machine. A slave owner could outnumber or sale his slaves in a local or global market. In colonial countries such as France, slaves were natives from colonies who worked for expatriated colons. In the United States, slaves from Africa worked directly in the country in southern states.
The wave of ideological and political revolutions that took place in Europe and the wakening of northern Americans put an end to slavery. In France, Napoleon agreed on signing a treaty forbidden the slave trade that dated from the revolution. In the US, the Civil War which divided the North from the South ended with the victory of those who sided freedom.
Nowadays we consider that pimping is a form of slavery.