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  • The Inca Empire: Largest Empire In Pre-Columbian America

    Emily Ensslin Period 5 The Inca Empire was the largest empire in pre-Columbian America. The empire began during the 12th century A.D. in a mountain range in South America called the Andes Mountains or modern day southeastern Peru. According to the Inca’s origin myth, they were created by the sun god, Inti, and his children. As time progressed, through their strong leaders and military, the Incas were able to conquer many surrounding empires. The empire had conquered and expanded along the coast of the Pacific Ocean all the way from Northern Ecuador to Chile. However, none of these achievements came easily and expanding their empire almost brought more troubles than good. Ruling an empire that stretched 25,000 miles long and was located in a mountainous area was difficult. They were faced with many geographical issues that were very hard to solve and because of this were forced to come up with clever solutions in order to survive and make day to day life simpler. The Icans were able to overcome their geographic difficulties and unite their empire by creating new technology and systems (“Inca”). The Incas were able to overcome their difficulties to produce and obtain food, among other resources, by…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Journey Of The Inca Civilization

    Walking the Inca trails, I experienced the culture and life altering interactions with the local people. I noticed the complex network that exemplifies the advancements of the long lasting Inca Roads and its spiritual ideas. The roads linked communities together and extends 24,000 miles long. Along the walk, I came across enormous amounts of rocks on top of each other. These combinations of rocks are called Apacheta; it is where pilgrims traveling up and down the road have deposited rocks as…

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  • Differences And Similarities Between The Inca And The Aztecs

    Aztec and the Inca. However, the Inca and the Aztecs used different methods to control their empires, especially in the areas of economics and state religions. These methods, although different in structure, did contain some similarities. This demonstrates that empires can be equally powerful, but use different methods of organizing economic and religious systems. The Aztec economic system can be split into two sections: the domestic economy and the political economy. The political economy was…

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  • Compare And Contrast Inca And Mexica

    and the Inca empire were two of the largest empires in the world. The Mexica, located in Mesoamerica, was the largest city state in a group of warring city states competing for power. Whereas, the Inca empire was a hegemon of control and power in the Andes. Another pronounced difference in these two empires was the landscape and crops produced. The Mexica had fertile flat land that made growing a variety of crops, the largest being maize, easy and bountiful. The Inca consisted of three distinct…

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  • American Civilization Vs Inca Civilization

    The Inca Empire, located in Peru, was the last standing empire in South America. The Incas were South American Indians also known as natives to the land. At the time their capital was called Cuzco, which lasted for three hundred years. Cuzco is also a modern city in Peru. After the rule of their fourth emperor, many tribes settled in the Andes Mountains. Each tribe was individually conquered, requiring them to adapt to the Inca ways of life. After the Indian tribes converted, they combined…

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  • Teotihuacan Empire Chapter 1 Summary

    The Aztec empire grew weaker under his reign as he called for large numbers of tributes and sacrifices. Chapter 16.4- The Inca Create a Mountain Empire The Inca Build an Empire: The Inca kingdom was established in the Valley of Cuzco. Traditions and beliefs were developed to unify the empire during the Incan beginnings. One Incan ruler, Pachacuti, built Incan into an empire through diplomacy and military force. Inca showed tolerance to conquered nations- allowing them to keep their customs and…

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  • The Inca Society

    The Inca society which was located on a high plateau of the Andes mountains and by 1200 have a kingdom in the valley of Cuzco. The Inca also have found a way to have an organized rule, they decided to divide the conquered lands into smaller city-states, which made it easier for them to govern. They establish an official language known as Quechua and have also established a road network that stretched to 14,000 miles long, which was used to carry messages to different places. The Inca were also…

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  • The Aztec And Incan Empires

    their sun god. The structure of the universe was ruled by faith; therefore the empires would not have grown if the people of those empires did not believe they had to do certain things to keep the gods, and quintessentially themselves, alive. People would not have worked so hard in their assigned social seats if it were not for having to repay the gods and keeping nature in balance. The hard working classed are who expanded the realms which possessed elaborate irrigation systems, elaborate…

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  • Aztec And Inca Similarities

    the fifteenth century, the Inca Empire stood at the prime of its existence. Encompassing nearly all the land of the Andes region of what is now South America, the Inca Empire was the largest civilization in Mesoamerica. Even more impressively, the Incas developed a decadent society without many of the staples of other civilizations. This made the “children of the sun” a unique society. The Incas stood apart from their contemporaries, the Aztecs, in several key ways. They did not have a written…

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  • Jared Diamond's Theory Of Civilization

    selfishness. Europeans did not believe in sharing, but conquering, owning and obtaining. In comparison, civilizations which had yet to advance, believed in collectivism, and interdependence; all individuals advanced together. These civilizations shared resources among all individuals, and they felt a sense of responsibility to the Earth. In contrast, the Europeans never felt such a responsibility, and thus exploited the Earth’s resources. These differences can be seen among the Europeans and the…

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