The United States is founded on nothing but barbarity and taking advantage of other peoples

November 29, 2015, 12:01 pm

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The debate "The United States is founded on nothing but barbarity and taking advantage of other peoples" was started by ssltnv on November 29, 2015, 12:01 pm. 7 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 12 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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ssltnv, DannyknowsItAll, Wookie and 4 visitors agree.
MrShine, PsychDave, Ryan, bigB, AlenaMaisel and 7 visitors disagree.

I wouldn't say nothing but, certainly colonization required getting land from Native Americans, and every country was willing to do what was possible to get a piece of the pie. Remember that the original inhabitants did not claim land, had nowhere near enough advancements to further their health or comfort, or a means to fight another country. It was inevitable, and there were moments in history where people tried to make it work with native Americans, but attacks went both ways. We don't think of the natives as fighters because they weren't strong enough to defeat the settlers. They did certainly scalp people and had murderers of their own. As it was, it would have been impossible to settle without pushing people off their land, it really could have stopped at reservations though. It doesn't excuse what the settlers did when they did actively trick and kill without defense or reason,especially when they needed help learning the lay of the land. But it is a matter of the time period and countries that could have gotten one up on another. If a small island with no important resources was found, and a native tribe that had no advancements, about as peaceful or as savage as you like, do you think that it would be settled like America was?

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