They wanted to unite all the domain kingdoms of Spain and make it a dominant world. They united Spain's largest kingdoms and ruled Aragon and Castile together. Their biggest impact in the Spanish society was definitely the Spanish Inquisition. An inquisition is a series of investigations designed to judge and find heretics. Ferdinand and Isabella conquer the Granada from the Moors (Muslims) which gave them the title Catholic Kings in 1492.
The Crusaders were unsuccessful in the short-term; however, they were successful in the long-term. From a political and financial point of view, the Crusaders were successful, however, from a religious point of view, they were not. The Crusaders were able to achieve many different achievements having to do with increasing power, therefore from a political point of view, they were successful. They gained a lot of power during the Crusades and advanced in many areas. Advanced Muslims taught Europeans many different concepts.
The Spaniards also had armor made of steel, and the Indians had worn armor made of cloth. Obviously, the steel prevailed over the stone. All of these factors contributed to the Spanish success over the Incas. Germs, small and sneaky microbes, also played a role in the defeat of certain cultures. Disease has been the greatest cause of deaths, and has helped to shape history.
“The Spanish had the advantage of superior weaponry. Aztec arrows were no match for the Spaniards’ muskets and cannons” (McDougal 556). In their area, the Aztec civilization had a reputation of successful rulers, and handmade yet powerful weapons. Even so, Spanish conquistadors were able to beat them without much effort because of their advanced weaponry. Any survivors were forced to live in fear of others coming from Europe and killing them with manufactured weaponry.
Kevin Marcotte Mr. Eaton Period: G 3/6/17 Guerilla tactics of the American Colonials helped their war effort Anyone who knows anything about the American Revolution knows that the Colonist’s militias were known for their battle tactics. They had multiple different tactics but most commonly know is their guerilla warfare tactics. Guerilla tactics were a major reason for the victory of the war. Instead of the traditional warfare Britain used guerilla tactics were more successful due to its sense of surprise. Although the British have fought wars all around the world they weren’t ready for these new tactics.
The Aztec Army The Aztecs, considered to be the most powerful people back in their time, were a very established civilization that worked as a group to get things done. The Aztecs (in their eyes) were very approachable people. On the other hand, in the eyes of the Spanish and the Spanish priests, they were seen as cannibals and savages due to their practices and their religious beliefs. Although, when the time came, the Aztec army was a force to be reckoned with. With hundreds of thousands of trained soldiers at the ready, it seemed as if the Aztecs were invincible when it came to warfare, but with this many troops there had to be organization within the battle, enough training prior to ensure success, enough hand-held weapons, and advanced
Encroachment of European powers into Africa had started long before the Berlin Conference of 1884 but it is after this summit that colonization became both legitimate and formal (Johnston,30). The European powers boasted of advanced military prowess and weapons compared to the machetes and spears as well as other archaic weaponry the Africans used. Their armies had the experience of fighting in many wars. With this kind of military background and technological advantage, the Africans stood no chance, and even accessibility was easier and more troops could be shipped overseas. Also, medicinal advancement had acquired solutions for some of the challenging diseases found in the African jungles that the whites were susceptible to.
Levy tells the story of Hernan Cortes, originally setting sail from Spain, as he sailed from Cuba to the shores of Mexico in 1519, eager about the discovery of new lands. Cortes, as well as many other explorers during this time, was inspired by the Three G’s: God, gold, and glory. He planned to conquer the new lands for Spain, to convert the natives to Catholicism, and to obtain the riches of the land, mostly gold. Conquistador is basically a record of the last days of the Aztec civilization, as the two groups, the Aztecs and the Spaniards, clash, and the Spaniards ultimately come out on top. When Cortes and his men first arrived on the island of Cozumel in 1519, they were unaware that a complex and advanced civilization was just beyond the shores of Mexico.
The industrial superiority of the North was even higher than the demographic and provided abundant resources for the manufacture of weapons and ammunition, clothing and other accoutrements. Its rail network was far superior. However, the South had certain advantages. The most important was geography, as southerners fought a defensive war in its own territory; they could establish their independence with only defeat the armies of the North. The South also had a strong military tradition and had senior military
The Aztec were had really advanced in their technology compared to other cultures and colonies in the Americas, but not as advanced as the Spanish. The Aztecs had developed many tools, weapons, armour, medicine and canoes. Their technology was so advanced that they were familiar with the wheel, but they only used them in toys. The Aztecs didn’t have any iron or steel like the Spanish; therefore they had to make weapons and tools out make blades for weapons. The Aztec were so advanced with their technology that they were able to develop drills with bones or reeds1.