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    "Conquest of the New World": the decisive factor was the massive epidemics caused by "Old World" diseases, not overwhelming military might. Even measles proved deadly to previously unexposed populations. By the time Spanish soldiers actually arrived in an area, the diseases, which traveled much faster, had already wiped out the local population.

    "I had seen the universe as it begins for all things. It was, in reality, a child's universe, a tiny and laughing universe." Loren Eiseley

    by cadejo4 on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 04:52:19 PM PST

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