This was due to poor administration and a general lack of interest in settling. The lack of motivation to properly harvest and tend gardens left the Spaniards desperate for food. The desperation forced them to destroy their already strained relationship with the surrounding natives, the Taino. The reason communication between the Taino and the Spaniards was bad was because the Spaniards couldn’t
In reality, Montezuma was cocky, confident, and calculating. At the very least, Montezuma may have thought Cortes was coming to make an alliance after killing some of the Aztec’s enemies. In his book and subsequent movie, Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond blames the ease of Spanish conquest on the differences between Spanish and indigenous weaponry. However, the guns used by the Spanish were rudimentary and was a timely process to load. The steel of the swords mixed with the horses the Spanish had brought were easily dodged.
The author gives insight on how many ways the Spaniards used their power to assist in the downfall of the Aztecs. The reason why the Spaniards became victorious, was because the Spaniards were looked upon as if they were gods because of their outer appearance. The Aztecs broke bread and welcomed the Spaniards with gifts and parties. The Aztecs triggered their relationship with the Spaniards by holding a ritual for the arrival of the god which included a human sacrifice. The Spaniards didn’t agree with the rituals and began to despise the Aztecs.
The rebellion began strongly, with Amaru spreading his message amongst the Indigenous people south of Cuzco, gaining support and, consequently, control over the region. Nevertheless, the failure to capture Cuzco on time, caused by the lack of rebel recruitment and the poor timing of the attack, turned the battle around, providing the Spaniard a chance to attack the rebels and capture Jose Gabriel and other leaders. The revolt continued; however, with Jose Gabriel’s younger relatives taking the role of leaders. Nevertheless, they too were captured by the Spaniard forces, with the difference that they were not war prisoners but rather victims of the Spanish authorities’ legal tactics to lawfully capture the rebel leaders without breaking the ceasefire they had declared earlier. This put an end to the rebellion but not to it did not vanish its legacy.
After the French Revolution, a Corsican artillery officer, named Napoleon Bonaparte, became the emperor of France in 1804. After playing a significant role in trying retake the French port of Toulon, occupied by the British, he was appointed general at the age of 26 in 1793. This marked the beginning of the Napoleonic Era, which would change the course of European history for centuries. However, despite claiming to be a strong supporter of the French Revolution, Napoleon mostly undermined the goals of the Revolution by violating the Declaration of the Rights of Man, insisting on returning to principles of the Old Regime in regards to women, the imposition of taxes and the re-establishment of the social elite. Nonetheless, Napoleon still supported the main goals of the Revolution by establishing the Civil Code and supporting the peasantry by lowering bread prices.
For example Bolivar led many violent attacks on other countries, for a selfish outcome of independence for his home country. However he did gain freedom and equality for many countries and the country's people. The people of Venezuela named him a traitor and a foreigner in their country. Bolivar didn’t let these remarks affect him, from continuing to fight for the right for independence. Simon Bolivar fought for 15 years for independence, he never gave up.
This was a step back to the increased rights women had during the revolution. Napoleon had yet again restored power in the men. He had given the French people some liberties to refrain from future revolutions because he needed the loyalty of the French people in order to be able to conquer the world. Instead of liberating the people of France, he had put them under the rule of yet another government (this was reversing the ideals of the revolution). He enforced the strict embargo of the Continental System to prevent the expansion of England essentially started the War of 1812.
Napoleon had interest in Louisiana for the purpose mainly to ship supplies to the French colonies in the Caribbean islands but also as a source of food and trade. New Orleans being a port city, it was a good passage for trade. Despite this, a rebellion in Haiti had shifted his focus off of the territory. Now that the land held no benefit to him, and was a large mass just taking up space, he decided his best option was to sell the land and gain the money for France (“Background”). Jefferson's only concern was securing the waterway into the Gulf of Mexico.
Without the actions of Francisco Pizarro Spanish influence on South America would not be as strong. Francisco Pizarro performed some terrible acts, but he is still remembered to this day for the influence he had on culture and the spread of
Simon Bolivar: The Latin America’s Liberator Regarded as Latin America’s greatest genius, Simon Bolivar in his days was of international renown. There are few figures in history of Europe, Asia, Africa and United States who display his unique combination of strength, character, weakness, temperament, poetic power and prophetic vision that defined him. He played a key role in the independence from Spain of present-day countries of Bolivia (named after him), Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Peru. During Latin America’s struggle for independence, Bolivar led audacious military attacks against royalists and Spanish armies; one of those attacks in New Granada is considered one of the most daring in military history all over the world (Langley