Domesticable Animals In European Empires

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living and expanding easier, and made domination and conquering easier for European empires. Animals can be good for a civilization, but with those animals comes diseases and germs. After a civilization gains domesticable animals they will contract some of the diseases those animals hold. One key example are the Spanish, they contracted smallpox from some of their domesticable animals, and although it did kill much of their population eventually they gained an immunity to the disease, but they were still carriers of it. The Inca, which the Spanish later came into contact with, contracted smallpox. This was because they didn’t have an immunity to the disease, because they didn’t have any domesticable animals except llamas, which didn’t carry
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