Talk:Slavery

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Devşirme system and slavery[edit]

Devşirme system is a forced assimilation system, as explained in the wikipedia article. They are two different concepts, the people who were undergone devşirme process could be the architects or army generals. They are not same thing. Please try to give some other examples for Ottomans if you are willing to mention the slavery in Turkey.

Present day section[edit]

This section should have subsections on India, China and Pakistan, which, according to The Economist are the countries with the highest number of slaves. Sarcelles (talk) 19:15, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

etymology addition[edit]

in the etymology section, can we add:

which was in turn apparently derived from a misunderstanding of the Slavic autonym (denoting a speaker of their own languages). The Byzantine term Sklavinoi was loaned into Arabic as Saqaliba صقالبة (sing.Saqlabi صقلبي) by medieval Arab historiographers. However, the origin of this word is disputed.[47][48]

I got it from the "slave" article thanks! Butcher73 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Butcher73 (talkcontribs) 19:31, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 June 2014[edit]

Please include forced military service as a modern form of slavery. Note that military conscription is the most wide spread and perhaps the worst kind of slavery in the modern world as it corresponds to involuntary servitude. As, the philosopher Ayn Rand sayed: "Of all the statist violations of individual rights in a mixed economy, the military draft is the worst. It is an abrogation of rights. It negates man’s fundamental right—the right to life—and establishes the fundamental principle of statism: that a man’s life belongs to the state, and the state may claim it by compelling him to sacrifice it in battle."

Thanks for the time and attention,

The text-code would be:

Slavery is a system under which people are treated as property to be bought and sold, and are forced to work.[1] Slaves can be held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase or birth, and deprived of the right to leave, to refuse to work, or to demand compensation. Historically, slavery was institutionally recognized by most societies; in more recent times, slavery has been outlawed in all countries, but it continues through the practices of debt bondage, indentured servitude, serfdom, domestic servants kept in captivity, certain adoptions in which children are forced to work as slaves, forced military service, child soldiers, and forced marriage.[2] Slavery is officially illegal in all countries, but there are still an estimated 20 million to 30 million slaves worldwide.[3]

X mark.svg Not done Please provide several sources that indicate conscription is generally regarded as slavery. --NeilN talk to me 03:29, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done (edit-conflicted) A single author's views on the subject do not dictate a rewrite to include military conscription: while there are certainly situations where conscription becomes a form of slavery, there is no consensus in the world at large that it is or has been in general an equivalent of slavery. You would need to indicate that the equivalence is a generally-held view. Acroterion (talk) 03:32, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
References
  1. ^ Laura Brace (2004). The Politics of Property: Labour, Freedom and Belonging. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 162–. ISBN 978-0-7486-1535-3. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Religion & Ethics – Modern slavery: Modern forms of slavery". BBC. January 30, 2007. Retrieved June 16, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Slavery's Global Comeback". 

A slight instance of issues.[edit]

Has anybody ever seen the similarities between slavery and cannibalism, in terms of the intermediary word chattel, on the hoof farm animal?

Any information onto that instance? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.208.189.225 (talk) 23:35, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

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