Saturday, November 12, 2016

Fact of the Day: End of the Incas

The Inca Empire was officially ended by the conquest led by conquistador Francisco Pizarro. On a military note, Pizarro was considered better than Hernan Cortes as he was often out-numbered and was far away from Spanish posts that could give his men supplies. They captured Emperor Atahualpa and eventually executed him. A good majority of local people were forced into serfdom for the Spanish elite (as the land had be claimed for Spain) and their religion was replaced by Christianity. 

7 comments:

  1. If they don't want to believe, make em, seems to be the way of most surviving religions.

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  2. The locals had no immunity from Spanish diseases like small pox. That killed more locals than military battles.

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  3. Western Europe's conquests had devastating results for a lot of people around the world.

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