Originally Posted by Dreamliner
And if I might interject, nearly every nation, save the US, ended it without conscription and bloody conflagration.
In other words, they didn't resort to one form of slavery to end another form of slavery.
Most of the heavy lifting of really, actually ending slavery (or the only kind of slavery we count as such, unlike our hundreds of thousands slaves held in the US today), was done with extreme prejudice, by the Royal Navy. Egads, violence! Warmongering!