Inca And Aztec Empires

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Tell me if you had to choose between the emperor of the Inca Empire or emperor of the Aztec Empire which one would you be? I have been studying the ancient societies of mesoamerica and have been busy writing this essay for you to read and judge.I will explain these people in just a moment but I want to go over 2 main parts their similarities and differences. The Inca and Aztec empires though very different had some things in common what are these let's find out. Both of the civilizations had monarchies like the The Sapa Inca for the Inca and The talatona for the Aztec. People want power, after both of these civilizations were founded people got a position as emperor although the Aztec Talatoni had supreme power it wasn’t a coincedince …show more content…
The Aztec were in the middle of Mesoamerica and had migrated from north of Mexico and california away from a tribe that had recently split up. The tribe that had recently split up was made of several tribes one of them was the mexica the ancestors to the Aztec where mexico gets its name from. They were told to find a place where a eagle was on a cactus eating a snake which is on the mexican flag today. The Aztec Empire was also very old much older then the inca who had been around since the late 1300s but the Aztecs had been in their area since the early 1200s. We know this because the 11th emperor of the Inca was the last but there was many more Aztec emperors before the last one. The Aztecs made more sacrifices then Inca and they had a special priest to do it called the fire priest. The Inca had held sacrificial ceremonies every month almost but the Aztec did ten almost every week in the most gruesome way. The Aztec were very different from the Inca but lets go to the Inca to find out which is better. The Aztec are very different from the Inca and the differences might seem small but they are very big when it comes down to overall who is the best. The Inca Empire was bigger than the Aztec empire and I mean way bigger By the early 1500s the Inca Empire was 2000 miles long almost the size of the United states-Mexican Border. This much territory was …show more content…
The emperor's were also very well knon and powerfull 20 years before the spanish arrived Pachacuti The Inca equivalent of Augustus Caesar became the 9th Sapa Inca he brought the empire to it’s height. So if you were the emperor then you could do basically whatever you want but you had to have the advice of an advisor and you could not simply pass laws whenever you wanted. This is the differences between the aztec and the Inca empires but like I asked before what would you be emperor of? If you thinkthis is an easy question to answer then I haven’t been doing my

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