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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:25 AM

I don't think the conquest of the new world could have happened without the decimation of the population by germs brought over by the Europeans.

The Spanish Empire ate itself until it died.

 

Maybe so. Only that snake left plenty of eggs around. And they hatched.


Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:24 AM

I don't think the conquest of the new world could have happened without the decimation of the population by germs brought over by the Europeans.

The Spanish Empire ate itself until it died.


Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:13 AM

Constant warfare in Europe was paid for by New World resources. Using slaves and other trade commodities to establish the new world system.

The semantics of the day allowed the conquistadors to 'enslave' the population. All natives became wards of the state. After a while, the natives started dying off or running away into the jungles. Then, slaves from Africa became a high commodity. Further fueling the economic boom.

Between the years 1550 and 1850 it's estimated that 30 million African slaves (with only half surviving) were transported across the Atlantic. Everyone became involved in the slave trade: African peoples themselves, Muslims, Arabs, Christians, and all the European powers. This caused a mixing of races. Effecting a caste system to develop.

All the resources obtained in the new world were spent in Europe on war and strife throughout the continent. Natives, slaves and silver became the driving economic force that drove the Spanish machine forward. Using restricted trade practices kept the Spanish monopoly in control for quite some time.

Of course, this made other nations jealous. Privateers enjoyed full autonomy granted by their respective monarchs to grab whatever they could on the high seas.
 


Posted 13 May 2019 - 10:57 AM

That and more...

 

A range of wars in the Americas.

 

Profound violence sweeping away old fundamentals and rapid change.

Herbert Eugene Bolton

Study all the Americas as a single process of conquest, social engineering, and economic processes.

See the Atlantic World as a single unit...

 

atlantis.jpg

 

The Lost History of America

http://forum.chicken...ory-of-america/

 

Old world - ultimate authority of the bible controlled by church and state monarchy.

New  world - questions the written word with republicanism, democracy, and free trade. Using scientific methods to observe, experiment, calculate, draw conclusions, repeat. Expanding idealisms to more individuals who then began questioning authority with political power.

The revolution of the heavenly orbs challenges the written word.

This brings about passion, romance, adventure, dazzling visions of a new world dream. Characterized by intuition and emotion. Invention is motivated to bring about change. Glorifying the spirit of several nations of people. All competing with one another for control of resources.

Reason and logic can use these characteristics to inculcate new ideas into the groupthink.

The enlightenment ushered in the age of questioning authority. Ideas of the Earth being round and not being the center of the universe threw a wrench into the old world authority.

Machines begin to replace human and animal power...

Bringing forth the industrial revolution. Fueled by trade of all kinds.

Mercantile division begins to expand into the Atlantic World. A giant geo political zone of shipping routes and stations. Driving forth economic expansion across the holy sea.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 02:03 PM

don't get dazzled by the light of social revolution...

...the French Revolution explains why. The Jacobins became that which they hated the most.

 

That and more...

 

A range of wars in the Americas.

 

Profound violence sweeping away old fundamentals and rapid change.

Herbert Eugene Bolton

Study all the Americas as a single process of conquest, social engineering, and economic processes.

See the Atlantic World as a single unit...

 

atlantis.jpg

 

The Lost History of America

http://forum.chicken...ory-of-america/


Posted 01 April 2019 - 10:55 AM

don't get dazzled by the light of social revolution...

...the French Revolution explains why. The Jacobins became that which they hated the most.


Posted 01 April 2019 - 10:26 AM

The Articles of Confederation and Shays' Rebellion

https://www.khanacad...shays-rebellion

"Shay's Rebellion: The American Revolution's Final Battle" presented by Umass Prof. Leo Richards is the second annual Henry Steel Commager Lecture. Richards' research about Shay's Rebellion has totally reshaped the discussion about the significance of this event because Shays' fellow rebels were not all poor farmers. In researching the background of the people involved, Richards learned that many of them were prominent, affluent, powerful members of their community, not just disgruntled farmers trying to make a living.


Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:37 AM

Traditions of American Liberty

The whole reason for a weak central government was to make sure a single group didn't have control over the others. The idea wasn't up to the political class to change peoples behaviors. They were looking for practical means of growing their economies and sharing cooperation. But, all the colonies had an attachment to self government. Each one was an experiment in government. They were conservative with their traditions.

I don't believe the American Revolution was an engineered revolution. Not like the French Revolution. They started changing everything around. Days of the week, measurements, using legislation to create blueprints of behavior for the citizens. A new age of reason born in France. Americans didn't do these things in the beginning of its experience.

In the beginning the constitution was a restraining device for the government to adhere to. Today it seems as if the constitution is a restraining device against the people.

 

The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History


Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:31 PM

 

Essentially the history described in this thread shows a circle of power changing hands. Always the upper class of high society taking advantage of the common man. This documentary displays the same attitudes of behavior the British had towards the Kings subjects in America. Only a break away was established so the American upper class could take advantage of the vast resources of the land and everything in it. For themselves, just like the Crown's attitude. Except, the Crown did fight back...but, that's a whole different kind of thread!
 
Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by filmmaker Scott Noble, Part I focuses on the the ways in which the American people have historically been divided on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex and skill level.
 
Plutocracy: Divide et Impera (Divide and Rule) includes sections on Mother Jones, the American Constitution; the Civil War draft riots; Reconstruction; Industrialization; the evolution of the police; the robber barons; early American labor unions; and major mid-to-late 19th Century labor events including the uprising of 1877, the Haymarket Affair, the Homestead strike and the New Orleans General Strike. The introduction examines the West Virginian coal wars of the early 20th Century, culminating in the Battle of Blair Mountain. 
 
 

 

 

 

This documentary depicts a shift in the American mind regarding morality. Before the Civil War most colleges and educational systems were based on a system of religious morality built on a Puritan foundation. After the Civil War corporate systems began to take over the educational curriculum. This left the country disillusioned in it's search for a greater understanding of God. The profit systems turned towards a scientific method to define a new 'god'. The Teutonic systems of psychology began to be applied usurping the older philosophical moral attitude towards education. Corporate mentally and rights of person began its ascendancy over the human being....

 

America is a nation with a soul of a church.

What are we worshiping in this church?

 

god+we+trust.jpg

Civil religion - Robert Bellah

Like a covenant with God...

 

Read presidential addresses pertaining to this ideal. It seems America has made a pact or covenant with God from its very beginnings....

 

There is a pattern to this ideal of a New Atlantis

The Man Who Wrote the Pledge of Allegiance

The schoolroom staple didn’t originally include “under God,” even though it was created by an ordained minister

https://www.smithson...iance-93907224/



 


Feathers

Posted 02 February 2019 - 03:29 PM

The psychological events inflicted upon the American ideal continue...

 

http://forum.chicken...f-grace/?p=2984

 

What is a real American? Two continents contain that name.

 

Is the American Idea owned and operated by those that should not be?

 

:huh:

 

The Lost History of America

 

http://forum.chicken...ory-of-america/


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