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The Extermination of the Incas and the Aztecs

Summary: During the middle ages, Europeans began to explore the world around them and its opportunities. The Portugese were the first to do this, claiming Brazil in 1500, Mauritius in 1505 and the Spice Islands, modern day Indonesia, in 1511. The Spanish, largely lured by dreams of gold and riches, began their conquest of the Americas soon after. In 1520 Hernando Cortez seized the Empire of the Aztecs in Mexico, through a vast amount of bloodshed. From 1532, Francisco Pizarro seized the empire of the Incas in Peru.
During the middle ages, Europeans began to explore the world around them and its opportunities. The Portugese were the first to do this, claiming Brazil in 1500, Mauritius in 1505 and the Spice Islands, modern day Indonesia, in 1511. The Spanish, largely lured by dreams of gold and riches, began their conquest of the Americas soon after. In 1520 Hernando Cortez seized the Empire of the Aztecs in Mexico, through a vast amount of bloodshed. From 1532, Francisco Pizarro seized the empire of the Incas in Peru.

Europeans poured vast amounts of energy, money and countless lives into the conquests of empires and the claiming of countries. They did this for several reasons; to reap the benefits of trade, for want of gold, and perhaps least of all, for reasons of religion. Europe is known to have been successful in these endeavors. With their weapons, diseases and ruthless annihilation of those who stood...

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