SW10: Psychovant Teaches American History #6 (The Rest of the Injuns)

Drew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Fri Nov 22 23:47:09 PST 2019

On 11/12/2019 10:28 PM, Scott Eiler wrote:
> This is Psychovant the Duck, still here and teaching American history. Last week 
> we talked about how the White Man beat the Aztecs. Now, how'd they beat all the 
> other Injuns on the whole continent?
> ... Disease. Even with the tech difference between them and Euros, the Injuns 
> fought off everyone who wasn't a conquistador *successfully* for 100 years, 
> until the white man's diseases finally killed 90% of Injuns.

CGP Grey did a great video on why European diseases messed with Americans, but 
not the other way around: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEYh5WACqEk

(Short version: The way Europe handled livestock and the way cities were set up 
was *very successful* at spreading disease far and wide, and making sure there 
were immune carriers all over the place. This also lead to the Black Plague, so.)

Drew "sheesh, Psychovant brings out all the bitter parts" Nilium

More information about the racc mailing list