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Who profited from the slave trade

Many companies still existing today made huge profits from the trans-atlantic slave trade, also some surprising people have this in their history

From the King, to the British Foreign Minister, from Banks such as HSBC and Lloyds the trans-atlantic slave trade has set up many people and corporations for centuries of wealth. While the laws might have changed, the legacy remains centuries later displayed in the wealth for some and the violence and sadness for others.

The histroy of the Caribbean reflects so much of world history and the battles between the European nations that happened there, were about money and power. Through the prism of this chaos the pirates life must be viewed, as must the story of the maroons escaping to the jungle. It is a rich, violent and colourful story, where good and bad are relative terms.

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