Ki volt a világtörténelem legkárosabb egyéne?
Habar a szamokat sokan vitatjak (mint ahogy vitatjak minden mas esetben is), ha a 70 millio megkozeliti a valosagot, akkor az szep eredmeny:
"After studying what the Spanish did to the Caribbean and periphery, what they did to the Aztecs and Mesoamerica, what they did to the Incas and South America, their “explorations” into North America, what the Portuguese did to Brazil, and after looking at the death rates in the mines, plantations and periphery, I estimate that between fifteen and twenty million natives died as a direct result of the violence and greed of the Spanish and Portuguese during the 1500s. Some can argue for as few as ten million (while others argue that there were not ten million natives in the whole hemisphere), and others can argue for as many as thirty million. European diseases killed off another fifty million natives or so in the 1500s, and the Spanish and Portuguese labor practices probably contributed substantially to those fifty million deaths. It is within the range of modern estimates to say that the New World’s human population declined by 90% during the first century of the European invasion, or by about 70 million people."