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Slavery had existed in many modern and ancient civilizations. For the most part, the US Civil War had ended the institution of slavery in all developed nations. Any society that tolerates the existence of slavery is at once a society that has serious flaws. Where slavery has existed, the slaves in a society had few civil rights if any at all. Any civilization which tolerates slavery is not one that can be called "democratic" in the broad sense of that term.

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