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Fear of Diversity

Homogeneity came from the Inquisition. The Inquisition created this culture of fear where everyone needed to be the same to survive. Everyone had to be a good Catholic and a traditional one at that. If new information came in, people turned their heads because they feared learning new things. If they tried to learn something new, or preach something new, they were going against the Church and the state and could be condemned or killed for doing so. This created a great deal of paranoia within the state and anyone that was considered different was turned into Inquisition officials where they were then tried, tortured, and killed. The easiest people to target were those of different religions, being the Jews and the Muslims. They were given time to leave the nation, and those that didn't were killed. The saddest thing is that before the Inquisition, all...

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