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Hernan Cortes A Conquistador Describes the Capital of Mexico Hernan Cortes was considered one of the greatest conquistadores of the time. He was responsible for the conquest of the Aztec empire, which is now modern day Mexico. He was assisted by the Mayans of Tlaxacala, and to worsen things for the Aztecs, they believed Cortes was the Aztec god Quetzacoatl. The result was that Cortes and the Spaniards were revered by the
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Unformatted text preview: Aztecs and it was necessary to appease these alleged gods. However, the most prominent reason for the defeat of the Aztecs was the superiority of the Spaniards weapons and armor, despite population of the Aztec’s capital, Tenochtitlan, which was estimated to be around five million people....
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2012 for the course HI 209 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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