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What are five controversies surrounding Christopher columbus life and his accomplishments?
Can someone please help me List five five controversies and accomplishments according columbus life please !!
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
His treatment of native peoples, His beginning exchange of goods, plants, animals, diseases, and culture between the old and new worlds, His victory in claiming land for Spain
- Dont youLv 48 years ago
He helped create the notion of racism, before this no one cared what color skin you had.
He helped exploit the native people and encouraged a culture where it was considered okay to steal from someone who lacked the technology to stop you.
He started the slave trade by forcing members of a tribe aboard his ship and presenting them as gifts tot he king and queen of Spain.
Columbus helped encourage the flow of goods from the new world to the old world.
Columbus helped inspire the idea that you take a society that has a lower level of technology then you and give them trinkets in exchange for valuable goods.
To put this in perspective by encouraging and even helping to develop racism and the slave trade, Columbus is directly responsible for the death and persecution of roughly a billion people. The ideas that led to the current problems in Africa and the Middle East being exploited and all the deaths that are still happening now. All for the sake of some spices and yellow rocks.