what’s sad about the Spanish takeover of:
Central America and South America…
that DISEASE (small pox) WIPED OUT 90% OF THE NATIVE POPULATION.
maybe the Spanish DIDN’T want to face another war… but with the reality of the Spaniards being gold hungry like debt hungry whores… I think they took advantage of the situation and claims.
that the Spanish took over the remaining population by force.
In the US:
the natives in the US had their own “wars” dealing with the influx of English-Euro immigrants [from modern day Europe].
I DON’T KNOW WHAT’S BETTER, nor should I have to try and compare them to myself… as if to compare past actions of people I don’t associate with to myself…
Bourgeois/Euro’s come in:
politely/violently/passive aggressively ‘ASK’ you to leave
do not intermix [for the most part]
in the end; give you a small portion of the land that you communally use
VS… ALL THE LAND THEY JUST TOOK
90% disease wipe-out;
followed by a violent military take-over by military[/Proletariat-Bourgeois (Spanish)] of political leaders (natives), often by HUMILIATING VIOLENT PUBLIC FORCE.
Intermixing with the population [unlike the English, your Conquistador lifestyle didn’t allow for spouses ATM]
pushed forth the LEGACY OF
SPANISH [MALE] NAMES
IMO, the conquistadores were in their 20’s… maybe the [English] families were to. But…
I think the Spanish were on a rage filled revenge/exploration SUCCESSFULL bout/frenzy after their bout with the:
Mixing in with the population
the population OVERTHROWING the ‘PROLETARIAT’ and re-establishing themselves as a MIXED line of PROLETARIAT conquistadors.
In one small [horrible] way… I feel so happy I have a French last name.
However, I have no idea how many of my [name branched] ancestors were complicit [in the take-over of the] Native populations.