How might the Columbian Exchange have contributed to the continuation of Western abuse of non-Western peoples across the globe?
The introduction of diseases almost wiped out the original ...
... populations of the New World and allowed the European settlers to acquire land with little resistance.
The exchange of human capital in the form of slaves from Africa prevented the expanding economies of Africa from competing with Europeans.
The Columbian Exchange effectively destroyed the original cultures of the Aztecs and Inca, thus depriving the Europeans of competition.
The exchange exposed Europeans to valuable resources, which fueled the process of further colonization and exploitation.
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