Since the Incas broke ranks it made it easy for the Spanish to kill Incas on their horses. The invention of using gun powder has a weapon had come from the Chinese and this knowledge had then been passed on to the Spanish. However the Incas were very isolated and as a result they did not gain knowledge from neighbouring civilizations like the Aztecs. This shows that due to their lack of specialization they did not explore and gain
On another note, Garcilaso de la Vega, a Spanish soldier and poet, said he would “kill everyone if someone defied a sun god” (Schreiber). One of the many reasons the Inca empire is on a mountain is because Machu Picchu was their defense mechanism against the war hungry Spanish. In the same fashion, the Inca army was one of the most powerful at the time, “defending themselves against neighboring kingdoms” (Meinking). The Incas in Machu Picchu had such a powerful army, most thought that nothing could get in their way.
Although Algren has a less rude outlook on the Samurai, in one scene of the movie Algren says to Katsumoto, "‘There was once a battle at a place called Thermopylae, where three hundred brave Greeks held off a Persian army of a million men... a million, you understand this number '" (The Last 02:10:31).This quote demonstrates that the imperialists believe that the foreigners are not educated. Algren is having a conversation with Katsumoto about the battle that is approaching and treats Katsumoto as if he is a child because he does not think that Katsumoto knows how to do math because of his background.
I had never given much thought as to why some civilizations prospered while others died out. When putting my mind to the topic, I would assume it was due to stronger civilizations conquering or absorbing the weaker ones. In PBS’ Guns, Germs, and Steel, anthropologist Jared Diamond explains his theory on how some of the greatest civilizations came into existence. According to Diamond, geographical luck, domestication of animals, and worldwide expansion of ideals allowed for these civilizations to continue forward. Diamond’s main theory revolves around the geographical luck of certain civilizations.
For example, less than forty-eight hours after arriving at Fort Clatsop, Clark judged that the entire Clatsop people with whom the expedition traded “resembled the... [Chinooks] in every respect except that of stealing, which we have not c[a]ught them at as yet.” Frustrated that one Clatsop man did not accept his offering of valuable goods such as his watch and American money, Clark proceeded to generalize all Clatsops as stingy since they differed from his incoming hope that the people would defer to white interests out of respect. By the end of their stay, on Monday January 6th 1806, Lewis generalized that these three groups with whom the expedition traded “in common with other savage nations ma[d]e their women [and men] perform every species of domestic drudgery.” Echoing his colleague’s frustrations, Lewis complained that these peoples’ egalitarian economic practices did not match up with Anglo-American gendered divisions of labor, where men served as large-scale suppliers and producers of goods while women merely produced smaller quantities of goods of lesser importance to male leaders, and their unorthodox egalitarianism would complicate his trade goals.
Of course they were not going to let the Native Americans have all the gold for themselves. So, the Americans invaded Little Bighorn Valley, a Native American territory, and started the Battle of Little Bighorn. (Article 3) Luckily, it was three thousand Native Americans versus two hundred Americans, causing the Native Americans to win and keep their land.
There is no exact number, but death toll estimates range from two to six million. Provided that this is true, the justification for the Crusades themselves is open for debate since it was a clear act of human rights violation, given that a massacre targeted only people of a certain religion. In theory, the Crusaders believed they were being authorized by God himself through holy leaders like the Pope and that war was completely unavoidable (Khan Academy, 2018). They claimed their motivation was Christian love, not anger or hatred, and that their main goal was to help liberate the oppressed Christians that supposedly were being injured by their
The United State caused the death of Several Native Americans with no sympathy but willingly executed a man for doing the exact thing that their government allowed. When comparing these two major events, the Trail of Tears and the Bataan Death March, one
An onlooking painter watches this scene unfold and has a dramatic reaction, where now he wants the government to kill him, when he said earlier that he wanted his death to be from himself. This story can be very hard to summarize shortly, but all the details are crucial to understanding the main plot and themes. Based on my interpretation of the story, Kurt’s main theme (a reoccuring theme in many of his works) is that the government does not care about who you are, they see all of their people as pieces on a game board. In other words, you are seen just as a statistic to the government and nothing more. Also, Kurt suggests the theme of a lack of individuality when he writes that the painter only
¨Locusts came once in a generation, reappeared every year for seven years, and then disappeared for another lifetime.¨ A white man appeared out of nowhere to explore the land. The elders warned the Oracle that ¨the strange man would break their clan and spread destruction among them.¨ The Oracle responded by killing the man and tying his horse to a tree. What the elders said became true since the village of Abame was now controlled by the white missionaries, which was the start of their expansion of their religion. The people were too weak and uneducated to fight.
For example “ there was an Inca God called Viracoxa, and he was a white man, and he was the god of thunder, and they thought these men with their aquabuses were the very incarnation of Viracoxa” Jared Diamond. To
Natives tried to resist and defend their land, but the white’s weapons were too advanced. The idea of selling land was misunderstood because of language differences. As settler with Christian ideologies expanded, Native culture became an issue. Different laws were passed by several presidents stating, that Indians should be removed. With all the power of a president, Andrew Jackson signed into law
Guns, Germs, & Steel questions 1. Yali’s question is “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own?” In this statement, Yali is questioning why different races and civilizations developed differently. He is curious to see if one races intelligence is superior to the others, and if perhaps that explains why technology was introduced to europeans faster than others. (14) 2. Three main objections to answering Yali’s question are its justification to domination, the eurocentric approach to history, and conveys the idea that civilization is crucial for human happiness.
U.S. soldiers are trained to follow orders, which is exactly what they did as hundreds of villagers were indiscriminately killed in the My Lai Massacre. Even if the soldiers were acting under confusing orders, that is a failure of the chain of command, and even if the killings were orchestrated by a few incompetent officers, those officers never should have been placed in leadership roles. The real tragedy of My Lai represents an entire system of willful negligence and lack of accountability on the part of the military. Thus the responsibility for the massacre lies with the men involved, but also with the military chain of command that gave the order and then tried to cover it up.
He was once found surrounded by more than 800 Japanese, some of the still armed, but they were his prisoners, he had captured all of the in just one day. To get them to give in he would approach the caves and hiding place where the Japanese hid and bid them to surrender. He would tell them they were surrounded and that if they came out peacefully they would not arm them. He also promise them dignity and to get them back to Japan when the war was over.