Find me a nation that did not use slaves... Many African tribes/nations were only too happy to capture slaves by the thousand to supply the Europeans. Although without the demand we created, that level of slave-raiding would not have happened. One big, sorry affair. I feel ashamed at my country's part in it. The only bright spark is that we were one of the first to outlaw slavery & the slave trade. (but also one of the first to start it up on such a huge scale, following the example set by Spain). I've forgotten what point I was trying to make. Oh, yes, selective memory! It is funny how the Western Nations do get blamed & held accountable for everything we do, when everybody else behaves the same way but gets away with it!