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If the Natives had been immune to smallpox, I think they would have still been conquered by the Spaniards. The Aztecs and Incas were two empires. The Aztecs were roughly 15 million people in Mexico. They would make sacrifices to their god of war and sun who drank human blood. They also had another god that lived among the Aztecs who had left. He said he would come back in the year of One Reed. When the year of One Reed arrived, Hernan Cortes landed on Aztec land searching for gold, glory, and god. The people had thought he was their god from before returning since he was white and had a beard. However, they needed to make sure he was their returned god. They challenged him to a battle for reassurance. Hernan Cortes defeated them in this battle. …show more content…
King Wayna of the Incas contracted the smallpox. This left him to the decision of who to leave the throne to. He had two sons he could choose from. His first son was Huascar. He is a legit son. That means he should be heir to throne. King Wayna had his second son with another woman. His name was Atahualpa. He was illegit, which means he shouldn’t get the throne. However, King Wayna liked Atahualpa better than Huascar so he left the throne to Atahualpa. This caused anger within Huascar. Huascar created a civil war between himself and his brother. Francisco Pizzaro arrived during this time looking for god, gold, and glory. He went to battle while he was there and ahppened to kill Huascar. Atahualpa wanted to meet the man who had taken his rivals life. While at this meeting, Pizzaro tried to convert Atahualpa to his religion. He tells Atahualpa that the Bible speaks the word of God. Atahualpa put the Bible up to his ear and throws the book on the ground. He says, “This book doesn’t speak the word of God!” Instantly, they break out into a war where Pizzaro and his men killed 4000 Incas quickly. Pizzaro then kidnaped Atahualpa so he can receive a gold ransom. But, when he receives the ransom, he realized that he would lose power when he released his good friend, Atahualpa. So, he lets his friend choose his way of death and kills him. Pizzaro and his men then took …show more content…
The guns were a large advantage. They had a farther range. The Spaniards could stand afar and kill many people. Guns also allowed a more effective kill than the Natives had. All the natives had were clubs and knives. However, the knives weren’t made of metal, so they weren’t very sharp. That is where the Spaniards steel came in handy. The swords they have were steel/metal so they were much sharper. Also, the steel armor saved many Spaniard lives from these stabs. The Natives couldn’t stab the Spaniards in any vital areas since they were covered by

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