Olimpiu, while I appreciate your positive outlook about Chinese, I think some of it is overtly positive.Saying that chinese is peaceful because we mainly kill each other, is like looking at second world war and say that whites are peaceful because they mainly kill each others.
Number wise, there are about as many chinese than there are whites in the world. The Han ethnic outnumber every other ethnic group by very very far. Our civil war is your world war. Our riots is your genocide.
It’s just a different term for saying the same thing.
I am always suspicious that there is a strong connection between economy and politic.
Before slaves are the only way to get things done better. So incentive to support slavery is high.
Then industrialization run high and low paid workers can get paid higher. More and more capitalists find it easier to just pay workers than enslave them. Obviously those workers want it too. Unfortunately, those workers can’t just move out. So there are bigger forces that want them to eliminate slavery. Either through democracy or through civil wars, those 2 forces fight and slavery is gone.