Thanks for your response. I wasn’t saying that Europeans directly forced people into slums, rather I was talking about how their exploitation of the lands they colonised resulted in widespread poverty, especially in Latin America. It’s also important that we challenge the narrative that Europeans “civilised” the New World since many Native American groups (Aztec, Maya, Inca, etc) were already complex cultures to begin with.

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