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Abolition   The end of the slave trade.  Slavery was abolished across most of the British Empire in 1833 and by the USA in 1865. 

British Empire   The overseas colonies ruled by Britain from the 1600s to the 20th century. It built up to become the largest empire ever seen. At its peak in the 1920s, Britain had colonies in every continent.

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