Myth of the people thinking the earth was flat in that century is false (greeks knew it hundreds of years before)... Until his dying day he still believed that he reached asia... He never reached North America in any way... Just Islands near South America... More importantly and dramatically... If he had been living in our time, or two hundred years after his time.. He would be trialed for crime against humanity, having done to natives atrocities comparable to the crimes done during the second world war... Forcing work, converting religions, enslaving thousands upon thousands of natives, cutting hands if they didn't get enough gold, selling girls as sex slaves to his men.. Burning most of them if they would not convert, punish by cutting ears and noses... Don't give an excuse saying this was mildly common at his time... Because some of his men themselves later wrote they never recovered from all the horrible things they had seen and participated in, which defied human nature... To give a true estimate there were about 3 million natives prior to Columbu's arrival, Only fifty to sixty thousand remained simply four years after... Despite what is being spooned by schools this is the ugly truth... Would you celebrate someone like this?
Do some still actually believe that Christopher Columbus was a hero?
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