On April 10, 1606, the Virginia Company of London is established by royal charter by James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America. This moment marks the start of English-speaking Europeans migrating into the territories of Native Americans, leading to their devastation and a rise in the wealth of the United Kingdom for centuries afterwards. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond dissects the events of this time and why exactly the native people of North America were wiped out in such large numbers with the introduction of Europeans.

Book Title: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Book Author: Jared Diamond

ISBN Number: 0739467352

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