I wonder if you'd respond in kind supplying me with your sources that detail exactly how was the majority of people kidnapping in Africa was not done by a European system, that yes, employed some locals, but was essentially a foreign supply-demand. Please?
@Whiskybreath did not say that. See how 'fake news' starts?Well theres a shifted Goal post
Europeans kidnapped all the slaves
No Europeans Bought slaves off the natives
Becomes The slaves were kidnapped for the Europeans and then an attack on the denial of this - But nobody denied the slaves were taken for Europeans so you can shove that strawman up your arse.
As Slaves were being traded to the Arabs / north Africans Before Europeans became involved - I would dispute it was a European system - but rather the Europeans massively increased demand.
As for the Majority being for Europeans - I suspect thats plausible for the peak of the Atlantic slave trade 1730- 1820 but as the other trades both preceded and continued after Im somewhat doubtful of the claim most slaves were taken for Europeans.
As for Portugal being No 1 - I would have thought that went to romans - certainly in terms of % of global population