Where in the world does slavery still occur at the largest scale?

in Sri Lanka
in Colombia
in Mauritania
in Saudi Arabia
Today up to 600,000 Mauritanians, or 20% of the population, are still enslaved, mainly the "black Moors" of Haratin people. Though legally abolished in 1981, slavery did not become a crime until 2007, and since then only one person has been prosecuted for owning slaves. The issue of slavery is still powerful theme in the country's political debate.
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in Sri Lanka
in Colombia
in Mauritania
in Saudi Arabia
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flagRussia
13%
7%
71%
7%
38
flagGermany
12%
8%
63%
14%
285
flagItaly
12%
4%
62%
20%
82
flagthe United Arab Emirates
7%
25%
62%
3%
27
flagDenmark
12%
8%
60%
20%
25
flagPoland
15%
10%
55%
18%
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flagSpain
14%
7%
54%
23%
55
flagRepublic of Ireland
21%
3%
53%
21%
60
flagthe United Kingdom
16%
9%
52%
20%
486
flagCanada
18%
6%
52%
21%
65
flagUkraine
12%
12%
51%
22%
72
flagNorway
21%
9%
50%
18%
32
flagthe Netherlands
16%
7%
49%
26%
67
flagthe United States
17%
10%
45%
24%
648
flagSweden
16%
16%
45%
20%
24
flagUnknown
21%
12%
44%
21%
356
flagFrance
35%
8%
42%
11%
45
flagIndia
9%
17%
39%
33%
51
flagAustria
33%
8%
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flagAustralia
11%
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