The Spanish Conquest of the Mayan, Aztec and Inca Empires


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The Spanish Conquest of the Mayan, Aztec and Inca Empires
In his best selling history, Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond explored a set of factors to explain how Europeans conquered other societies, including those of the New World. This conquest began with the voyages of Columbus in the late 15th Century and within several decades resulted in victories by Spanish Conquistadors over each of the once great American civilizations in Central and South America. This paper will explore how these Spanish Conquistadors slaughtered ancient civilizations in search of new land and gold. It will focus on how the Spanish used military force and tactics to over-power these civilizations and how they took full advantage of disease epidemics to...
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