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.
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.
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. Diseases spread rapidly amongst people who were at war, because one side would have immunity to a certain disease, but the other side would not.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
The advantages that the Spanish had over the Native Americans were extensive; including their weaponry and manpower but especially their vigilance towards the enemy “... for even if the Mexicans sued for peace again, he dared not trust them” (The Conquistadors, Hammond Innes, 1969). This was because the Spanish had a goal of domination and conquest, while the Aztec and the Incas were often ignorant and initially had no great fears of the Europeans. With the power of muskets, cannons, warships and more advanced technology, the Europeans were able to conquer and overwhelmed the Natives. While also leaving them in awe after creating great sounds with their firearms, they used the intimidation and fury of battle to scare the Indians. A large percentage
When the Spaniards reached the land that would become New Spain they found a culture with a sophisticated medical practice. Aztec physicians and healers had a wealth of botanical knowledge and were also capable of performing surgeries. Anyone making the assumption that the European medical tradition the Spaniards brought with them to the New World was in any way more advanced would be making an egregious error. The medicine practiced by the Aztecs was far superior to the medicine practiced by their conquerors. First, an understanding of the medical traditions the conquering Spaniards were coming from is necessary.
In the Warriors video by the History Channel, it clearly states,”The knight’s sword was used for stabbing.” To clarify, knights could pierce a samurai with the sharp tip of their blade. To follow this up, a second piece of evidence that supports my claim is in the Warriors video by the History Channel, it says,”The knights had a six inch longer blade than the samurai’s sword, the katana.” This evidence clearly shows that knights had more range than samurai. These last pieces of evidence will definitely convince you that knights would win in a battle against a
According to Sir Edward Burnett Tylor , “Everything that is really Mexican is either Aztec or Spanish” . While Mexico boasts a rich and independent culture today, before 1810 it lived under the rule of the Spanish colonial authorities . Spain’s conquest and dominion over the American continents is just one example of the European race for an American empire. As Britain, France, Russia and the Dutch scrambled for territory and resources, a new age of ceaseless conflict and rapid expansion sparked across the world. The conquest of the American continents provided all new areas for dispute, the modernization of military and shipping technologies, rapid economic growth, and a renewed concept of the Holy Roman Empire, which heavily affected the ongoing conflicts between the European colonial powers.
The Aztec Empire was conquered by the Spanish in 1519 so quickly and rapidly that the Aztec people were left with devastating effects. When the Spanish went to invade the Aztecs they were ready, they had strong steel swords that didn 't break easily and they had cannons and guns as well. But sadly the Aztecs weren 't as rich as the Spanish and only had wooden spears, wooden clubs and wooden and leather shields which could break easily and were no match for the