"How did the Spanish and the Aztecs get involved with each other?" You may ask. It all started with the Spanish conquest against the Aztec Empire in 1518. Hernan Cortes, a Spanish explorer, and 600 of his soldiers set sail for Mexico, where he hoped to find great riches and land he could claim for Spain. They invaded Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire and were surprisingly, warmly and graciously welcomed with open arms by the Aztecs and their leader, Montezuma II. The Spanish were treated like royalty because the Aztecs believed they were gods. The Aztecs were completely unaware that the Spanish were there to steal riches because the Aztec Empire was at the peak of its rich and glorious culture. They has the 3 G's, also known as God, gold, and glory. The Spanish took all the treasure they could find. They also planned on destroying the Aztec Temples and turning the Indians who worked for the Aztecs into Roman Catholics like themselves. After courteous initial meetings between the Aztecs and the Spanish, the new relationship deteriorated rapidly. Cortes took Montezuma prisoner in his own c...
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...heir gods. Not only did they build great temples, but they also built dikes for flood control and to separate the fresh water from the saline water which helped provide fresh water for their citizens. Overall, the Aztecs were very hard-working, dedicated, and committed people.
This argument has been revisited intermittently even in a British museum in London in 2009. They had an exhibit showing the war between the Spanish and the Aztecs. The evidence for either of them being more civil or more savage is overwhelming. This decision is honestly, possibly one of the hardest I’ve ever made in my life due to all the information. In ways, both were savage, both were civilized, and both were ruthless. With all the research I’ve done and all the information that has been provided to me, I can finally conclude that the Spanish were more savage and the Aztecs were more civil.
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