A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies - Chapter 7 & 8 New Spain & New Spain Continued Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 & 8 New Spain & New Spain Continued Summary and Analysis

New Spain was founded in 1517. The injustices experienced in the land were so horrendous that the only reason for such violence was a true loss of fear of God in addition to a loss of respect for Spain. Nobody could kill the way the Spaniards did without having lost the love and compassion in their hearts. The Spaniards pillaged through about four hundred and fifty leagues around Mexico City, murdering all inhabitants that got in their way. This area originally consisted of about four or five great kingdoms that were each easily larger than Spain and had boasting populations larger than those of Toledo, Seville, Valladolid, Saragossa, and Barcelona combined, but these populations were decimated by the conquest. The Spaniards butchered and burned four million people without consideration for age or...

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