Consequently, the moment the Incas heard the gun shot they ran in terror as they thought the sound was thunder. 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
Religion also played a critical part in the defeat of the Incas. The Spaniards’ thought of themselves as superior and when Atahualpa threw their “Book” on the ground, the religious Spaniards were deeply offended. They immediately started fighting and quickly overpowered the surprised Indians. 22. Diseases probably played the biggest role in the collapse of the Incan empire.
Brutus was very manipulative character. It’s Brutus’s manipulative personality that caused many problems in Rome. If it wasn’t for Brutus, the conspirators would have never murdered Caesar. Brutus was also very gullible. For instance, Cassius threw forged letters through Brutus’s window, pretending to be the townspeople, stating they wanted Caesar dead.
So after all these reasons, the Inca lost their battle against only 168 Spaniards because of their leaders ignorance, the Spaniards military advances, and their use of a very effective ambush. All of these lead to the downfall to the Incan empire. The Spanish came out of nowhere and flanked them without them having any idea what was happening. Atahuallpa rushed into battle without knowing. Plus the Spaniards weaponry and horses.
He seen the people and less than an underdeveloped with skills and they were very timid not speaking the same language as the Spaniards(2). Columbus’ thirst for “power and greed” took over him and started to enslave all natives. This came easy to them because they were armed with the latest weaponry. The natives were an easy target for the Spaniard. The natives were seen as “well-built people” but did not have the education to be compared to the advanced Spaniards (2).
I just hated Bill, I did not like how he reacted in various situations throughout the film. He created bigger obstacles for himself with the choices he makes, like beating up a gang member, killing the nazi supporter in his shop, and then shooting a officer. If he had made right decisions from the very beginning he would have never gotten killed. Overall I thought Bill was just a creepy and an insane guy. He had extreme metal issues, however, at the same time I also felt sorrow for him because his mental health issues is what lead him to destroy his relationship with his family, especially from his daughter, who he greatly loved.
When the Spanish took over the Aztec capital city, Sepúlveda remarks of how the Native Americans were “oppressed and fearful at the beginning.” The Native Americans were seen as weak willed, for they barely resisted the conquest of their homes. If the Native Americans showed no incentive of retaliating and were better at manual work, it seemed natural to the Spanish that they be enslaved. The Native Americans, on the other hand, saw the Spanish in a different light as well as they watched many Spaniards become obsessed with gold. The Spanish were given Gold as gifts and went crazy just holding it and lusting for more, like savage monkeys. The Spanish, by nature, couldn’t help but become greedy monsters for gold, because in Europe riches were equivalent to power.
Yet to others he could be seen as a primitive beast with the sole purpose of destroying and conquering. Some may even say he had Hero Syndrome, “…an unconscious need to be needed, appreciated or valued”. In the American Pageant he is portrayed as a blood thirsty conquistador trying to bring home pride for Spain, more of a nightmare then a knight in shining armor. Yet in Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, Columbus is described as the extermination of all indigenous life that he encountered describing him as anything but a hero. Maybe the portrayal of the mythical man in standard school textbooks is distorting the beast into more of a
Avatar Thesis In the movie Avatar the main theme of it was about the military going in and disrupting the land of the native Omaticaya people because they found precious unobtanium which was extremely rare and expensive. They values the money they would get from the unobtanium rather the lives of the Na’vi. They sent in scientist in to befriend the Omaticaya people and give them schools, roads, and education, but they wanted to be left alone. Also the scientist were sent in to essentially move the Omaticaya people so that they could “peacefully” tear down all of their civilization if they dint comply with the military people and retrieve this unobtanium they so badly needed because of the worth of it. From seeing this movie you might think that they are referring to what happened with Andrew Jackson and the state government back in the early 1830’s.
Fontaneda’s concern in his memoir is evident and reflects the Spanish ’ insatiable lust for gold. The Spanish eventually did find gold, however, were unsatisfied with the wealth it brought so they took many slaves and other relics of the New World to be sold in Spain. Fontaneda wrote of the Indians, “They go naked, except some in deer skins made into breech-cloths, with which the only conceal their shame.” The Conquistadores didn’t look to the Natives as equals but as objects in which to gain a profit. They completely disrespected the land
To be honest it looked like suicide to join the armies. Also the color guard to me seemed foolish and more suicidal because people run into battle carrying no weapons but a large flag and to me the was like “please kill me, I can be easily seen, look at this flag of your enemy, and try to shoot me!!!! !” I struggled to understand why they used those tactics, because to me they lacked common sense. Then I read about why they did stuff like this. They made the lines because the smoke from the guns the soldiers could not see what they were shooting at, so the officers put them in a line so the might actually hit something out of luck.
The men that were involved were completely out of control. They were refusing to leave government property and resisting removal which is an offence against the law. The third argument that we have is the bonus army breaking the law as hoover was trying to up hold it there were about 1000 marchers armed with clubs that made an organization and were violent in beating people which made it difficult for the police department to maintain law and order except by the free use of fire arms present of the federal troops will result in fearless