Yeah funny how the white guilt runs in the media. European countries actually only enslaved a very small number of africans themselves. Mostly they bought slaves from african tribes who had enslaved other african tribes. A lot of african slaves were taken to america (north and south) and europe by europeans, but they were already slaves in their home countries. Also, east european countries enslaved a lot of people at the time, too, including other Europeans. And the Arabs had much, much more black slaves than Europe ever did. FUNNY HISTORY FACTS, HUH?!
And Lyucs, the changing of the currency was only one of MANY changes that stabilized Brazil's economy in 1994. Before that we had had some 6 or 7 changes in currency over a period of 20 years, which is quite absurd. in the late 80s the inflation was at its worst, where people had to invest their entire bank accounts on overnight investments, or wake up to find their money worth absolutely nothing. Still we didn't make it out of that on our own. We used international relations and better planning to recover, and even then, Brazilian currency is very unstable compared to first world countries. In a world wide economic breakdown, recovery would be a lot harder and require a complete new economic restructuring and mental mindset.