Re: Regrets for slavery
I thought this might not get much of a response, I suppose it's a touchy subject still, but I was interested in what it seems like seen from the US. Does the UK seem irrelevant on this topic? I suppose Portugal/ Brazil, UK, France, Spain, Morocco, Egypt, and Tanzania are the countries most heavily involved. I don't know if any others have "officially" expressed sorrow or regret. Certainly the Italians have never apologised for slavery in the Roman Empire!
I'm above all curious about the current generation apologising for the sins of our ancestors. Germany did this after WWII, but that was relatively recent, definitely the sins of our fathers. Japan has expressed some regret (the exact words never quite satisfying the Chinese or Koreans) for their brutal management of their invasion in C20th.