Christopher Columbus Hispaniola Genocide

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Ladies and Gentleman of the court, today we are here to present to you our case of the genocide of our people, the Tainos. Christopher Columbus sailed to Hispaniola and slaughtered all our people until only 200 remained. Due to differing cultures, we did not understand Columbus’s intentions and therefore were unable to fight back. Even if we had further defended ourselves, Columbus and his men had advanced weapons and techniques that would defeat any undeveloped and timid tribe. Thus, we had no chance of survival against the highly established Spaniards. Frankly, there is no argument in which we could be proven guilty simply based on the events that occurred in which our people were taken control of, forced to work as slaves, and murdered.
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