The tribes that they conquered had to pay tribute to them in anything worth value. They would pay in food, clothing, goods, and captives to feed the Aztec’s hungry gods. The Aztecs believed in human sacrifice. That was one of the many reasons the other tribes hated and feared the Aztecs, but they couldn’t beat them. The Aztecs believed in many gods, and worshipped them every day in fear of being punished.
Becoming a governor in his region of Rome wasn’t good enough, he wanted to be crowned king and serve as a dictator for life, something that Rome didn’t have for five hundred years. His need for absolute power, to become greedy and to bring Rome under Monarchy corrupted him and altered his thinking. Instead of thinking about the Roman people, he was thinking about himself, and that made him a bad leader. Another reason that he wasn’t a good leader was that he was weak. Although he appeared to be strong to the commoners, he was seen as weak to his own Senate members, especially Cassius.
Spain on the other hand felt that the native people were not using the land to it's full potential. It was their obligation to put the land to better use. Through the generations of colonization and invasion, both the Spanish Empire and the native people met several ups and downs. Spain initially conquered many of the Natives such as the Aztecs and the Pueblos. Eventually the Pueblos blamed the Spanish for their hardships and misfortunes because of the fact that the Spanish had, in a sense, outlawed their ancient rituals and ceremonies.
In the film the Aztecs attacked the Mayan village seeking slaves to help build up their empire. They had a very stealth like approach when attacking the Mayans, they moved quickly and quietly. The Aztecs ambushed the homes of the Mayans with torches. The torches were used to scare the Mayans out of their homes; this made it easier for the Aztecs to capture men and women for slavery. The Aztec people showed no mercy when conquering other natives.
This would make one intimidating army to go against. It was this religious practice that was the reason for the Aztecs to be exiled to begin with. An example of the type of thinking amongst the average Aztec can be found in their poetry. One poem is about how everything breaks, “Even though it be gold it breaks…” this line of the poem to me exemplifies further the common thought of death not being a concern to these people. Gold to some may be worth dying for but to these people they see it as another thing in this world that will not always
This was a major tragedy for both, the Aztecs and Incas, because they botch declined and were quickly conquers by someone else. Both empires were conquered by the Europeans. The Aztec attack was done by Hernan Cortes, and the Incas was Francisco Pizzaro. Both Europeans brought over armies with advances weapons taking over the civilizations. There was nothing that the Aztecs nor the Incas could do, but just give up.
Many of the natives that they came across welcomed them wholeheartedly, until they abused the hospitality that was given to them and gave nothing in return. One Aztec can be quoted in saying that “They thirsted mightily for gold; they stuffed themselves with it; they starved for it; they lusted for it like pigs.” (textbook) Hernando Cortes was one of the explorers guilty of abusing the hospitality that he was treated with. He ended up conquering the Aztecs and killing their king, Montezuma. After he was killed, the Aztec’s lost their will to even fight back. Another Spanish explorer that wronged the Indians was Pizzaro, who conquered the Incas.
War - the pros and cons - is it necessary? It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. Voltaire War is devastating and tragic. It affects the daily lives of the people of the countries involved in the war. It affects the economy of each country that is involved and it can causes long-term affects on the soldiers involved in the actual fighting.
Their purpose was to learn, live, and worship. At the time, they had little interest in expansion, due to their thriving central capital of Tenochtitlan where Moctezuma II, supreme leader or known to the Aztecs as the tlatoani, resided and ruled over the Aztec people. At the time of Moctezuma II’s reign, Spain was making arrangements to set out overseas in search of territory for empirical expansion and resources, especially gold and silver, because the spanish could use those materials to trade with the Chinese dynasties who were far more advanced. On February 10, 1519, Spain’s emporor, Diego Velazquez, sent spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes` and an army of 508 men to Mexico. A few months later, they arrived in Mexico and began to march inland.
Collectivization was also set up to help destroy the wealthy farmers, known as Kulaks (Doc4.). Kulaks needed to be eliminated because they only cared about themselves and not for the state. Stalin had a solution for this, simply take away all of their food and starve them to death. This was known as the great purge. While the drive for collectivized agriculture was a wide going trend, kulaks needed to be destroyed.