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It is from Crash Course World History. It is at around 8 minute and 13 second. Here it goes:

Napoleon had plans to reconstruct France's empire in North America that it had lost most of in the 7 Years War, and to do this he needed tons of money from France's most valuable colony, Saint-Domingue. And the best way to maximize profits? Why, to reintroduce slavery, of course.

Did the presenter mean why not to reintroduce...?

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  • That's what the comma is for -- to indicate that why has a special intonation as an interjection and is not being used as an interrogative or relative. Commented Jun 9, 2018 at 18:13

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Why? Because ...

would be a so-called "rhetorical question" and its answer. But here it functions also like "Well then, let me tell you the answer to that question..."

Compare:

Why, look at how much the two of you have grown! Come here and give grandma a big hug.

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