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    structures and religion of both the Spanish and the Mexica empire before and after contact led to the Spanish conquest of the Mexica empire. Hierarchies were fundamental aspects of both the Spanish and Mexica empires, and permeated through all aspects of society, including religion. When the two groups interacted for the first time, they established a hierarchical relationship with the Spanish being superior to the Mexica. This allowed for the Spanish conquest of the Mexica empire. The Mexica saw the Spanish as supernatural beings, since they looked so different and had advanced, different technology and weapons. The Spanish considered themselves inherently better than the Mexica for a variety of reasons,…

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    The Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire in the early sixteenth century has been recounted by two primary documents. The True History of the Conquest of New Spain and The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico both share some similarities and differences pertaining to the author's perspective on what truly happened such as the way the Spaniards were welcomed, outlook on culture, and interpretation of the war. This paper will compare both accounts of the encounters between the…

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    Many empires have risen over history. The Empire of Mali, which was founded by Sundiata Keita, was located in West Africa. A prominent country with its location becoming an important trade location by Muslims. The Aztec Empire was founded by Mexica people who later became known as Aztecs. The Aztec Empire was enormous as they ruled most of Mesoamerica and was one of the largest cities of its time. The Spanish Empire is one of the biggest empires to exist. A very politically, economically, and…

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    The Spanish Empire was one of the largest empires in the world and became one of the first global empires in world history. The Empire had its ups and downs but for the most part, it was constantly making progress. During the 15th and 16th centuries, Columbus and the Pinzon brothers set sail west and ended up in the Bahamas. Later, Diego Columbus established the first secure Spanish colony at Santo Domingo. In 1515, The Spanish complete the conquest of Cuba and establish the town of Havana. The…

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    The effect the Spanish had on the Aztec Empire is a mixed lot. History experts often disagree on the impact, both positive and negative, that the Spanish had on Aztec city/people. Under the leadership of Hernan Cortes in 1521, the Aztec Empire was destroyed. The Aztecs were a (very simple/from a time very long ago) people who practiced (series of actions always done the same way for religious or other reasons) that were cruel and shocking. Spanish rule put and end to those cruel traditions.…

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    The Spanish empire had many goals to accomplish; dreams of successfully expanding their rule to the Americas, converting the people to the Christian Catholic religion, and finding riches to increase their wealth. Slavery was the cornerstone of the development of the Spanish empire. Being indigenous to the area, the slaves had lots of information on how to survive in this part of the primitive world. The acquisition of slaves bettered the Spanish empire, by means of expansion and religious gains.…

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    populations to benefit their own empire. Beginning in 1492 with the arrival of Christopher Columbus, Spanish exploration and settlement of the Americas spread rapidly through lands preoccupied by native people. Largely, the spread of Europeans had devastating effects on indigenous populations and their societies, ranging from epidemics to the enslavement of natives. The Spanish often exploited the natives as a cheap source of labor, and used up greater amounts of resources in an area than was…

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    Spanish Empire in the Americas 1. Columbus believed that the Taino were too trusting and gullible, as well as easily pleased and controlled, which led the Spanish to think that they could take advantage of the natives. This is shown through the actions of the Spanish against the native population and in Columbus’s journal, when he wrote that the Taino were delighted with items of small value, became attached to them, and accepted anything with goodwill when they traded. For example, Montezuma,…

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    From the time period of 1450 to 1800, both Russia and the Spanish had been striving to expand their empires to gain a better role in the global economy. For Russia, this expansion was limited to the Eurasian landmass while the Spanish looked to the Atlantic and set up colonies in the New World. Both of these empires broke free from their foreign rulers. Despite different branches of Christianity, within both of these empires' religions played key roles in terms of expansion. The Russians wanted…

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    Spain was influential and powerful during the eighteenth century in Europe. Charles II ruled the Spanish throne from 1665 until his death in 1700—just five days shy of his 39th birthday. Although he took the throne young, Europe anxiously awaited his death because of his declining health. Not only was he ill, he was unable to produce an heir, despite the fact he was married twice. Thomas James Dandalet accentuates the detriment that King Charles II imposed on Spain in his book Spanish Rome: …

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