Compare And Contrast Inca And Aztecs

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Compare and contrast the conquests of Mexico (Aztecs) with that of the Inca. What led up to the conquest? The goals of the Conquistadores. The results.
Inca Empire Political:
Most powerful figure in the Inca Empire was the Sapa Inca. For one to ascend to the lever of Inca, one must be descended from the original Inca tribe. He was also considered a deity descended from the sun who in theory owned everything. The Empire was a federalist system with four provinces (Chinchay Suyu (NW), Anti Suyu (NE), Kunti (SW), and Qulla Suyu (SE)) and a central government centered on the Sapa Inca. The four corners of the provinces meet at Cusco, the capital. Each province had a governor who oversaw local who supervised agriculturally-productive river …show more content…

The Mexica people of Tenochtitlan, situated on an island in Lake Texcoco and the inhabitants of Tenochtitlan’s two principal allied city-states, the Acolhaus of Texcoco and the Tepanecs of Tlacopan, formed the Aztec Triple Alliance which has also become known as the “Aztec Empire”. Henan Cortes, along with a large number of Nahuatl speaking indigenous allies, conquered Tenochtitlan and defeated the Aztec Triple Alliance under the leadership of Moctezuma II. In the series of events often referred to as “The Fall of the Aztec Empire”. Subsequently the Spanish founded the new settlement of Mexico City on the site of the ruined Aztec capital. Purchases were made with cacao beans, which had to be imported from lowland areas. Inca Empire Geography:
The Inca Empire was located in the Andes Mountain range on the western side of South America. Mountains separated coastal desert and jungle and were natural barriers that kept enemies out. As the Inca Empire expanded their realm their population grew which created more stable system of government and agriculture. Worked with rough and steep terrain and made farming developments such as terraces to work with the land they inhabited. There were two types of land, sandy plateaus and wetlands made a harsh environment for crops.
Aztec Empire

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