How Does Columbus Compare
to some of
the most oppressive, criminal regimes in history?
quiz and find out.
accounts estimate over 5 million people were exterminated within
the first three years of his rule.
followers participated in massacres in which they, “Grabbed
suckling infants by the feet and, ripping them from their mothers’
breasts, and dashed them headlong against the rocks.”
On his first
day in the region, he said, “With fifty men I could subdue them
regime, children who had been executed
were used as dog food.
victims were “sub-human” and did not have souls.
routinely laid wagers on whether they could manage to slice a man
in two at a stroke, or cut an individual’s head from his body, or
disembowel him with a single blow of their axes.
the Trans-Atlantic (sex)
no one, erecting especially wide gibbets on which they could
string their victims up with their feet just off the ground and
then burn[ed] them alive.”
a policy that included cutting off the hands of those who did not
bring his invading force enough gold.
“Slaughtered everyone in their path, on occasion running through a
mother and her baby with a single thrust of their swords.”