Comparing the Aztecs and the Spanish in 1519

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Comparing the Aztecs and the Spanish in 1519
This paper discusses and gives brief examples of how the Aztecs and the Spanish viewed cultural, political and religious matters differently during their initial confrontations; the paper will also briefly look at how the two sides regarded natural resources. Suffice it to say, their differing views did lead to conflict insofar as the Spanish were very eager to impose their values upon the “heathens” (when they were not deeming them unfit to live) and took a much more exploitative view of the natural world. Ultimately, because of cultural chauvinism, conflict was inevitable; the Spaniards had the guns and surely felt that their technological superiority was proof that God favoured them.
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