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    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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    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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    Inca Engineering The people gathered in the central plaza for a fiesta that was celebrating the building of the new Incan temple. The Inca ruler, Pachacuti stood on the Ushnu, or central platform and watched with a strong domination in his eyes while he watched over his people. The Inca empire started as a small tribe who lived in the village of Cuzco, high in the Andes Mountains of South America. After many attempted conquering’s the Inca proved to be a worthy and strong civilization. Over…

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Inca Religion

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    There are many myths about the start of the Inca Empire. It is known that the Incas started as a single family tribe around 1200 AD. One religion says that Viracocha created the world and people. When these people started fighting with each other, Viracocha turned them to stone. Later, he returned, created the sun and moon, recreated humans, and spread them across the earth. The legend says Viracocha then taught the tribes how to farm, how to set up governments and how to live peacefully.…

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    The Inca Society

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    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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