Conquistadors Vs Aztecs

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The conquest of Mexico and Peru are very similar. Spanish explorers roamed the land, claiming territory for their country. While claiming this land, the conquistadors met up with natives. They did this to trade and create alliances to be able to put up a fight against an empire. In Hernando Cortez’s case, the empire they took down were the Aztecs. In Francisco Pizarro’s case, they took down the Incas. Cortez and Pizarro met a difficulty when facing enemies. Both explorers only had a couple hundred soldiers. Most small armies would not have been able to dismantle such a large and expansive empires. Despite that, they still eradicated the Incas and Aztecs. The Spanish success can be explained with three major reasons. The Spanish arrived on native

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