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Microbes In The European Conquering Of The Americas

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Microbes played an enormous role in the European conquering of the Americas. Whether they were brought by the Europeans, the African slaves, or even just the various animals and bugs brought over on the boats. In the initial phases of European exploration around 9/10th of the Native population died to the new microbes, others were killed by Europeans in their quest to conquer all of the Americas. Eventually, once slaves had begun being imported new microbes from Africa began running rampant killing not only Natives but Europeans in its rampage. While the microbes may not have been brought over intentionally by they certainly played an enormous role in the European
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