By today's standards it is difficult
to justify the morality of the conquest and subsequent colonization of Africa,
much of Asia, and the Americas, by predominantly white, militarily-superior,
European powers during the previous millennium. What was once assumed as
evidently being God's will--"Manifest Destiny" as it was called at
the time--is no longer a politically acceptable justification for the invasion,
genocide, dispossession and colonialization of other peoples' countries and
other peoples' lands.