Not too dissimilar from the Jonestown project. Good thing the pilgrims didn't have Kool-Aid. Plenty of them died anyway simply from underestimating the severity of New England winters, though if they had consulted with the European fishermen who had been exploiting NE fisheries for long before the pilgrims showed up, they might have had a clue. All latitudes are not created equal.The pilgrims left for America because they wanted to introduce harsh religious restrictions. They first left for Amsterdam in the hope of finding a less liberal attitude - this was about the level of strategic thinking that accompanied the rest of their endeavor.