Unformatted text preview: 11 ships, very few men. Within a year was still able to bring down a Power Aztec Empire. Used the fear of technology • Steel weapons • Gun powder • Horses, used for flanks which slashed the attacking infantry • Disease, small pox. o Europeans were immune to these diseases. o Biggest weapon for Cortez Good native support. • Supported Europeans because Natives had strong resentment against other tribes so they helped Europeans destroy others. o The population of Mexico was near 25 million before Cortez showed up. After it was conquered it was at 17 million-Pizaro o Conquered Peru and Chile from Incas o Incas were in a civil war and Pizaro exploited that o Also disease was a big factor....
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- Spring '08
- Aztec, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Hernán Cortés