"The law is reason, free from passion."
Then we probably shouldn't indicate that we had a better standard of living...Living standard strikes me as being something that would probably be hard to measure, given how many of these cultures went extinct before they could really be studied in that regard.
Secondly, the Native Americans had just as many brutal wars as we Europeans ever did, with hundreds of thousands of human sacrifices tossed on top.
I'm sorry, but the simple fact of the matter is that the overall balance is in Europe's favor here.
The technology and medical knowledge the West brought with them to the Americas has resulted in higher standards of living than the native cultures ever would've been able to provide for themselves within the same time frame.Then we probably shouldn't indicate that we had a better standard of living...
Three: His contemporaries called him a criminal. He tortured Europeans and natives alike. Out of an estimated 3 million natives only 50,000 survived. He tortured and killed people for small crimes and even for slights to the family. The time period he lived in? In that time period he was removed from office and charged with offence.
Two: Killing the untold thousands that he did through the slave trade, torture and slaughter isn't murder because they didn't have that law yet. Don't try to be cute.
The biggest factor to standard of living is happiness. It includes the level of wealth, comfort, material goods and necessities available. That is a subjective list. There is no way to quantify the standard of living and our Western medical knowledge at the time was horrid. Crystals or blood letting to cure a fever? Horse****. The natives used herbs and natural remedies. I am not saying they were advanced but making some argument about our technology and medical knowldge is ridiculous.The technology and medical knowledge the West brought with them to the Americas has resulted in higher standards of living than the native cultures ever would've been able to provide for themselves within the same time frame.