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Guilty or Not Guilty?

More stuff I gleaned from Charles Mann's book, "1491":

Although the statistics are doubted by some, the estimate is that there were 25.2 million people in Central Mexico when Hernan Cortez landed on the coast in 1519; by 1625 there were approximately 730,000 left, a decline of 97%. Smallpox, measles and the flu killed just about the entire native population of the Americas. Who needs a Zombie apocalypse? An entire world was destroyed. The pre-Columbian world of the Native Americans. Are the Spanish guilty of genocide? Why or why not?
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