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Unformatted text preview: lawyers. These rulers were essential to the vast, spread out landmass that the Spanish conquered Spain and Portugal were Feuding rivals. Spain was quickly taking shape shortly aFter its uni±cation and embarked on the race to beat Portugal to wealth Found in the New World as well as in the Indies. The Spanish were also motivated to puriFy the heathens, but unlike the Portuguese, they also quested For glory and gold. These economic motives combined with well trained military o²cers and technology made the Conquistadores an unstoppable Force. Led by men like Cortez and Pizarro, the native Incas and Aztecs were no match For the Spanish. The Spanish did not want a relationship with the native Indians, but viewed them as a roadblock that required extinguishing. Spain would control much of the New World as they trekked and conquered all the way to the PaciFc Ocean....
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- History, Indigenous peoples of the Americas