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Unformatted text preview: 9-14-10What factors contributed to the Spanish success in Central Mexico?-TechnologyoArmoroHorsesoCanons-Preexisting political Divisions in the Valley of MexicooTlaxcala most probably thought that in the end, they would be the most powerful tribe with their allies.oMexica-Religious BeliefoQ godoIncas believed that all civilizations rise and falloGod was, white and did not believe in sacrifice-BiologicaloEpidemic Disease/ Columbian ExchangeoMany ppl got sick, with diseases they cannot explainoStarted popping up after the Spaniards fled from the cityoColumbian exchange - Exchange of goods, ideas, and all sorts with the Old and New worlds, which changed both worldsReconquista 500 year war conditioned the Spaniards to conquests-How did the reconquista affect Spanish colonialism in the Americas?oReligious Justification for Military ConquestoMilitary CultureHidalgo class; primogeniture minor elites/ minor noblesThe only way to expand in this society is through military...
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