Introduction Rather than provide a comprehensive history of the area or its discovery and exploration by the west, the main purpose of this section is to provide an overview that ties together my books and reading on these topics. It is as much for my own benefit as for any third party reader. It is a guide which is hopefully easier to navigate than a list of book titles. If you want to go deeper into the history of exporation in China and Tibet, then I highly recommend the complementary pages of Matthias Claus on "Reisen und Abenteuer in China und Tibet.
While it is uncertain how successful such attempts were against the target population,  historians have noted that, "history records numerous instances of the French, the Spanish, the British, and later on the American, using smallpox as an ignoble means to an end.
For smallpox was more feared by the Indian than the bullet: Stafford Poolea research historian, wrote: It is a good propaganda term in an age where slogans and shouting have replaced reflection and learning, but to use it in this context is to cheapen both the word itself and the appalling experiences of the Jews and Armeniansto mention but two of the major victims of this century.
We might ask, Did the Spanish lance lead to the death of 2 percent of the Indians, the arquebus 5 percent, the dog 12? Almost all sources provide that sickness made conquest and foreign domination easier, not just for the Spanish but for all European states. In doing so they refuse to accept that the colonization of America was genocidal by plan, not simply the tragic fate of populations lacking immunity to disease.
In the case of the Jewish Holocaust, no one denies that more Jews died of starvation, overwork, and disease under Nazi incarceration than died in gas ovens, yet the acts of creating and maintaining the conditions that led to those deaths clearly constitute genocide.
The fires that consumed North America Indians were the fevers brought on by newly encountered diseases, the flashes of settlers' and soldiers' guns, the ravages of "firewater," the flames of villages and fields burned by the scorched-earth policy of vengeful Euro-Americans.
Chavez blamed Columbus for spearheading "the biggest invasion and genocide ever seen in the history of humanity. Conquest of the Desert The Conquest of the Desert was a military campaign mainly directed by General Julio Argentino Roca in the s, which established Argentine dominance over Patagoniathen inhabited by indigenous peopleskilling more than 1, Ethnocide The Indian First Nation residential schools were primarily active following the passage of the Indian Act inuntiland were designed to remove children from the influence of their families and culture, and assimilate them into the dominant Canadian culture.
There is something dramatically and basically wrong with that.Thinking Outside the Box: A Misguided Idea The truth behind the universal, but flawed, catchphrase for creativity.
Posted Feb 06, Backtrack magazine:illustrated journal about railway and locomotive history. WITI's Web site provides visitors with news, career opportunities, articles and info to empower women through technology. The various aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) are all so sublime, that in the matter of choice, a writer on the subject soon finds himself baffled and selection becomes very nearly impossible.
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