Consider this: An alien craft lands in Washington, D.C. At first, the creatures the craft contains seem friendly so they are welcomed into our capital. Then, once they are inside, they take our President and Congress captive and proceed to destroy our country. They take all our natural resources back to their planet. Some of us die from diseases for which we have no immunity. Others are enslaved. Sound familiar...like Tenochtitlan, perhaps?
When the Spanish conquistadors came in the 1500s and conquered the Aztecs and Incas, their cities and cultures were destroyed. The native people who did not die from war or disease were enslaved. The lands on which they lived were never the same.
What are your thoughts about what the Spanish did to the people they encountered? Were they right in spreading their culture and religion at the expense of those who stood in their way? Were they wrong? How could the Spanish have handled things differently? What would have been the result? What if it had been us?
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