World Americas 4 Inca

World Americas 4 Inca - Inca c. 1350 – 1550 Geography •...

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Unformatted text preview: Inca c. 1350 – 1550 Geography • Western coast of S. America • Total Pop: 10 million • Capital at Cuzco, religious center Machu Pichu • 4000 miles in length • Made up of hundreds of tribes loosely ruled by the Inca • Empire included deserts along the coast, jungle and high mountain villages Politics • Loose confederation of tribes • Smart captives were trained/brainwashed in Cuzco to rule for Inca and then sent back home to be Incan governors • Maintain authority by trading supplies to “good” regions and not to “bad” regions • Constant need to expand in order to support the trade/bribery with other regions Divine Kings • Emperor and principle wife seen as gods • Inca nobility dominate the bureaucracy Macchu Picchu Economy • Agriculturally based – – terraced farming, – different crops based on location and altitude • Lots of labor/workers necessary for transport of goods • Excellent Roads/infrastructure for transfer of goods from coastal desert...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course WOH 0301 taught by Professor Henderson during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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World Americas 4 Inca - Inca c. 1350 – 1550 Geography •...

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