Slavery In The United States Essay

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The United States has been declared the strongest country in the world by many historians. However there is still debate on what makes a country the strongest. The United States has a well-developed economy, strong military, and powerful government. Many countries look up to the U.S. as a model country, therefore the choices they make and when to intervene is extremely important. The Vietnam War and the Holocaust are historical examples of when the U.S. should or shouldn’t have gotten involved. Whether they made the correct decision is still debated today. Child labor and …… are examples of modern day issues where U.S. help is needed. As the strongest country, the United States has the responsibility to intervene when people are put in danger…show more content…
According to the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation, there are an average of 30 million slaves around the world. These slaves are forced laborers, forced prostitutes, child soldiers, child brides in forced marriages, and property to others. In Mauritania, 1 in every 25 people are enslaved. Mauritania is a vast Western country in Africa and has tried to outlaw slavery three times. Slavery in Mauritania has become so common it’s nearly normal. Countries with the least amount of enslaved people have strong governments, effective government policies, rule of law, political stability, and development levels. The U.S. fits this criteria however there are still an average of 60,000 slaves living there. Many people are aware that slavery exists today, but people choose not to act on it. The U.S. needs to set an example by tending to the need of millions of slaves around the world. Similar to the United Nations weapons inspectors, who enforce the Conventions against Weapons of Mass Destruction, the U.S. should form the United Nations slavery inspectors. This way the United States would be forced to free slaves living in the U.S. while also making sure that slaves in other countries are given proper freedom and respect. If the U.S. intervenes, slavery around the world will finally
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