Americas & Oceania - Diseases
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European peoples sought to establish their presence in the Americas. This is due to different aspects such as technological advances, and especially epidemic diseases.
The European migrants interacted with the native inhabitants, which sparked the spread of diseases such as smallpox.
The Europeans had an advantage over the Natives because they were immune to the diseases that the Natives had never been exposed to.
Certain groups that were devastated due to the diseases were Taino people, the Aztecs, the Incas, and the indigenous people of Brazil.
Around 90% of Native Americans died due to epidemic diseases.
Due to the rapidly declining populations of the Natives, the Europeans were able to establish a significant presence in the Americas and create colonial societies.
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