History UsefulNotes / ChristopherColumbus

31st Oct '17 7:49:23 PM dlchen145
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A famous historical figure, known as the sailor who wanted to [[BoldExplorer find an easier trade route from Europe to Asia]] (NOT to prove the Earth was round, contrary to popular belief) only to discover the Americas during his travels. As you probably know, he was not the first European to discover the Americas [[note]]The credit goes to Leif Erikson and the [[HornyVikings Vikings]] 500 years before Columbus. Ultimately their settlements at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland (Canada) failed and were largely forgotten until more recent times.[[/note]], but it was his efforts that led directly to the the Colombian Exchange, through which European exploration colonization shaped the Western Hemisphere, and with it the entire world, into its current form. An inestimable boon for the nations of Europe, though [[ThePurge considerably less advantageous]] for the [[UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans American indigenous natives]] (albeit mostly for [[ThePlague reasons not intended by anybody]]).

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A Christopher Columbus (Italian: Cristoforo Colombo, circa 1451 20 May 1506) is a famous historical figure, known as the sailor who wanted to [[BoldExplorer find an easier trade route from Europe to Asia]] (NOT to prove the Earth was round, contrary to popular belief) only to discover the Americas during his travels. As you probably know, he was not the first European to discover the Americas [[note]]The credit goes to Leif Erikson and the [[HornyVikings Vikings]] 500 years before Columbus. Ultimately their settlements at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland (Canada) failed and were largely forgotten until more recent times.[[/note]], but it was his efforts that led directly to the the Colombian Exchange, through which European exploration colonization shaped the Western Hemisphere, and with it the entire world, into its current form. An inestimable boon for the nations of Europe, though [[ThePurge considerably less advantageous]] for the [[UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans American indigenous natives]] (albeit mostly for [[ThePlague reasons not intended by anybody]]).
29th Oct '17 1:59:28 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* ContractualObligationProject: Both his first and his second voyage was financed by people who invested in him, expecting to get their loans back with interest. This led to the first desperate attempt to pay the investers back, and is the primary reason Columbus took 500 native prisoners back to Spain, of whom 300 died from illness during the trip. His intent was to sell them as slaves to cover expences, when he discovered that gold was more sparse in the Carribean than he had thought.
12th Oct '17 8:44:05 AM KingClark
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Many re-tellings of his voyage tend to embellish details. He is also frequently (and incorrectly) credited for "discovering" that the earth is round, when this fact had been known since at least the time of Ancient Greece.
** He's seen more positively in english-speaking nations and tend to portray him as a visionary explorer while his more negative aspects are given to other figures, be fictional or real.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Other re-tellings of his voyage tend to condemn him and blame the entire plight of the Native Americans on him.
** In Latin America specifically, the early 90s saw a wave of progress in the recognition of amerindian rights (to a certain extent) and a sudden shift in the perception of America's "colonization" (Now it's called "conquest")so rather than a demonization of the man personally, he is seen simply as the most prominent figurehead and instigator of a chain of events that destroyed many cultures that are now embraced, relegating the original inhabitants of the continent to a second class citizens status that still last to this day.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Many re-tellings of his voyage tend to embellish details. He is also frequently (and incorrectly) credited for "discovering" that the earth is round, when this fact had been known since at least the time of Ancient Greece.
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Greece. He's seen more positively in english-speaking nations and tend to portray him as a visionary explorer while his more negative aspects are given to other figures, be fictional or real.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Other re-tellings of his voyage tend to condemn him and blame the entire plight of the Native Americans on him. \n** In Latin America specifically, the early 90s saw a wave of progress in the recognition of amerindian rights (to a certain extent) and a sudden shift in the perception of America's "colonization" (Now (now it's called "conquest")so "conquest") so rather than a demonization of the man personally, he is seen simply as the most prominent figurehead and instigator of a chain of events that destroyed many cultures that are now embraced, relegating the original inhabitants of the continent to a second class citizens status that still last to this day.
18th Sep '17 7:54:09 AM janosrock
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** In Latin America specifically, he's seen as a ruthless explorer that ordered the death and enslavement of hundreds of natives in Central America. [[note]]Ironically, there's the city of ''Colón'' in ''UsefulNotes/{{Panama}}'' and the currentcy of ''UsefulNotes/ElSalvador'' before the dollarization of 2001 was called the ''Colón'' in his honor.[[/note]]

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** In Latin America specifically, he's seen as a ruthless explorer that ordered the death early 90s saw a wave of progress in the recognition of amerindian rights (to a certain extent) and enslavement of hundreds of natives a sudden shift in Central America. [[note]]Ironically, there's the city perception of ''Colón'' in ''UsefulNotes/{{Panama}}'' and the currentcy of ''UsefulNotes/ElSalvador'' before the dollarization of 2001 was America's "colonization" (Now it's called "conquest")so rather than a demonization of the ''Colón'' in his honor.[[/note]]man personally, he is seen simply as the most prominent figurehead and instigator of a chain of events that destroyed many cultures that are now embraced, relegating the original inhabitants of the continent to a second class citizens status that still last to this day.
23rd Jul '17 7:47:57 PM GoodGamer14
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** He's seen more positively in english-speaking nations and tend to portray him as a visionary explorer while his more negative aspects are given to other figures, be fictional or real.


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** In Latin America specifically, he's seen as a ruthless explorer that ordered the death and enslavement of hundreds of natives in Central America. [[note]]Ironically, there's the city of ''Colón'' in ''UsefulNotes/{{Panama}}'' and the currentcy of ''UsefulNotes/ElSalvador'' before the dollarization of 2001 was called the ''Colón'' in his honor.[[/note]]
15th Jul '17 4:56:15 AM TPPR10
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* In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', he appears as the Rider of the Resistance in the Agartha chapter. The game shows both the good and the bad side of him, as while he did do a lot of immoral things once he discovered America, he is still an excellent leader and a bold adventurer.

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* In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', he appears as the Rider of the Resistance in the Agartha chapter. The game shows both the good and the bad side of him, as while he did do a lot of immoral things once he discovered America, America which still carries over to the modern day, he is still an excellent leader and a bold adventurer.adventurer, albeit ''extremely'' self-centric beneath all that.
9th Jul '17 6:03:21 AM TPPR10
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* In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', he appears as the Rider of the Resistance in the Agartha chapter. The game shows both the good and the bad side of him, as while he did do a lot of immoral things once he discovered America, he is still an excellent leader and a bold adventurer.
24th Apr '17 4:54:32 AM Saveelich
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* In a case of BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy, he appears in a short but crucial role in ''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'', played by Gabriel Andreu .

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* In a case of BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy, he appears in a short but crucial role in ''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'', played by Gabriel Andreu .Andreu.
14th Apr '17 10:55:36 AM infernape612
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->Columbus sailed the ocean blue
->Back in Fourteen-Ninety-Two.
->He sailed across and spotted land,
->A beach, and people on the sand.

->He called them Indians because
->He had no idea where he was,
->India was just a guess.
->When in doubt, declare success.

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* InHarmsWay: Colombus could have returned to Spain and retired peacefully after his first voyage. Instead, he went back on many more voyages.


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* InHarmsWay: Colombus could have returned to Spain and retired peacefully after his first voyage. Instead, he went back on many more voyages.
28th Jan '17 6:06:28 AM Saveelich
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