The other men sometimes wore helmets but most of the time the Incas didn’t use armor. The Inca military was an army that was known for its weaponry, intensely large numbers and war tactics. The Inca army could not withstand the power of the Spanish conquistadors but could take over any part of South America they wanted. The only reason the Incas fell out of power was because of the Spaniards and their more complex weaponry. The Incas were not only one of the best empires of all time but also had one of the most intense and best armies of their time.
The Rockefellers feared the temptations of wealth, yet a visitor once described their estate as the kind of place God would have built if only he’d had the money. They amassed a fortune that outraged a Democratic nation, then gave it all away reshaping America. They were the closest thing the country had to a royal family, but the Rockefellers shunned the public eye. For decades, the Rockefeller name was despised in America, associated with John D. Rockefeller Sr.’s feared monopoly, Standard Oil. By the end of his life, Rockefeller had given away half of his fortune.
Although there are noted instances where the conquered were not always happy to be conquered. The Incan government would build roads and bridges, irrigation systems, construct large buildings, and spread the wealth of lama herds throughout their empire. Some of their earth and rope bridges are still in use today by the local peoples and are praised for their engineering genius. However, they would never create their own sys... ... middle of paper ... ...it. The Spanish conquest of South America can only truly be contributed to blind luck, disease, and help from the indigenous people’s hatred of their masters.
However, I think Hernez greed led to the fall of this empire because there were several ways this could have been avoided, for example through the social aspect through their belief and when there was a sign received from the Fifth Sun, and also even whilst the empire had fallen Cortes was still demanding for the return of the gold lost in ‘La Noche Triste’, this was when the leader Cortes and his army battled the Mexican capital at Tenochtitalan after Moctezuma passed away, the gold was kept by Cortes “the remaining gold all fell to the King’s officials” and some sent to the
Officially the last emperor of Rome, Romulus Augustus, was overthrown in 476. In conclusion, there were many different explanations as to how the Roman Empire lost its grandeur and power. There was severe corruption in the politics of the empire leading to uncertainty and lack of unity. The tremendous stagflation affected the Roman population by devaluing coinage and creating thousands of unemployed workers who needed government assistance to survive. Continued efforts to attain more land proved costly because the Romans conquered more than they could effectively govern.
• The Aztecs originated as a nomadic tribe in the 13th century however after settling and expanding, this tribe emerged into a dominant force with Tenochtitlan being the main city. • The Aztecs were native Americans who developed into a well architurtured, political, civilized and religious who ruled ove 200,000 square kilometres (most of north Mexico) at its peak of the empire • They were fierce and determined warriors who continued to fight the Spanish conquistadors despite the massacre deaths and casualties. • They lived in a oval region surrounded by mountain and volcanoes, thus the soil was rich in vitamans providing crops to be grown. The climate in the area was warm, allowing suitable living conditions to be made. • More than 6 million Aztecs lived under the rule of the empire and some if not most not happily as the commoners were forced to pay tribute to the emperor and the city.
The Ancient Roman’s favourite strategy was to ‘siege’- surround the city and stop anyone from entering or leaving until the inhabitants starved to death. They also used battering rams to destroy buildings and catapulted rotting animal carasses inside the city’s walls to help spread disease amongst the people. How horrible!
The Incan emperor was thought to be the a direct descendant of the sun god, Inti. The entire power of the Incan Empire belonged to its emperor. His system of checks and balances were that of their rich culture and of course the possibility of his subjects revolting. The emperor had only one wife that was recognized; though he had many concubines and hundreds of illegitimate children. Many of these children held the positions of advisors to the Emperor.
In its time, Conception de la Vega was to become the richest gold mining center in the Caribbean. The city was an example of how the Spanish colonization was becoming successful as they basically pacified the Indians in South America and they put them to work in mining gold and they were able to spend that gold on Spanish products and to turn their colonies into a European style city. Columbus’s explorers were outnumbered quite often and with insufficient gunpowder they were met by the steel of swords, quite often there were violent confrontations with hand to hand fighting. Columbus’s greatest asset is that his single minded vision took him thousands of miles across the ocean but it was also his greatest flaw.
He was a military innovator and a great conqueror. King Philip II led his cavalry, lost an eye at forty-six years old and was sustained a serious injury in his right leg in 345 BC (lecture). King Philip II was also a great diplomat. He knew that money was an extremely powerful weapon and believed that anyone could be bribed. All of these traits allowed him to conquer all of Greece in twenty years, some time during 338 BC (lecture, Hollister 147).