This was a major advantage for the Spaniards because it basically implied that the Spanish had control over the Aztecs. The Spaniards exploited the Aztecs and pretended to be interested in their culture through festivities that were held, more specifically, the fiesta of Toxcatl. During this particular activity the Spaniards had suddenly gotten an urge to kill and massacred the people at the festival. It was after this that the Aztec realized that the Spanish were not gods. I believe that this event led to a chain of events that eventually caused the conquering of the Aztecs.
How it affected their people and some of the surrounding people and justification by the Spanish for war against the Aztecs. Secondly, what the Aztecs believed to be the return of the god Quetzalcoatl, the Spanish conquistador, Cortes and his Spanish army. Disease played a huge part in the fall. Small pox brought upon the Spanish spread quickly to the people and no cure for the disease was known therefore leading to many deaths. Lastly, the skillful tactics used by Hernan Cortes that leads to the surrender of the last Aztec emperor.
The collapse of the Roman Empire was a calamity; it leads to the Dark (Middle) Ages. Seeing all the bad that came of it, the destruction of art, the collapse of great cities, the deterioration of the system of roads, the ruin of the Mediterranean trade, and the loss of European unity--it's difficult to imagine any good came of it. But some good did result. The break up of the empire led to the abolition of slavery in Europe. Of course, this, in turn, led to more poverty and the increase of latifundia because the poor people lost their land to the aristocrats.
When the Franco regime eventually won the war and took power, he made sure that the Basque people suffered for having supported the Republicans. Shortly after the war ended, Franco further repressed the Basque people. Not only did he take away every sign of autonomy that they had so painstakingly worked to gain, but he strictly prohibited the Basque language and culture. The people were no longer allowed to speak their native language and they were not allowed to practice any customs or traditions that had been celebrated for generations before them. Furthermore, the majority of Basque intellectuals were imprisoned and tortured for their political and cultural ideas The form that this conflict takes is majorly violence.
The very worst thing that could ever happen to any civilization is nothing else, but the decline and conquer of its territory. This was a major tragedy for both, the Aztecs and Incas, because they both declined, and were quickly conquered by someone else. Mentioning the Aztecs, they were conquered by the Europeans, but under the whole attack was, Hernan Cortes. This also happened to the Incas, where Francisco Pizarro, brought over an army with advanced weapons, taking over the Incas. There was nothing the Aztecs nor the Incas could do, but to just give up everything they had.
| European perspectives on the Nahua peoples. | Western civ. | | | The Nahua people of South America were a superstitious people. They based an entire culture around pleasing and sacrificing to their gods. When the Spaniards came they used these beliefs to conquer and enslave the Nahua peoples.
Monasteries were destroyed, their contents and wealth confiscated (& given to the king ) & those who opposed this were hanged. Henry did this to try to reduce the power of the pope. At the time Henry thought he was right to do this. However, many people opposed Henry’s actions due to there religious beliefs. Looking back it is clear there was evidence supporting & opposing the decision to close the monasteries.
The Europeans looked down on the Native Americans and referred to them as “savages” because their society did not match their own. The many different Native American tribes had their disagreements; however they all could agree that the arrival of the Europeans lead to the destruction of their people and cultures. In this essay, I will discuss the arrival of the three major European powers (England, France, and Spain), their different ways in colonizing, and how the conquering of the Americas destroyed Native American societies. I will use evidence from the textbooks, Indians in American History edited by Frederick Hoxie and The World Turned Upside Down edited by Colin Calloway to support my argument. The Natives in America possessed all of the aspects that human beings all over the world incorporated into their societies.
With the Spanish conquistadors, they came upon the Mayan civilization, thinking that they could take control over the civilization, and change the country’s system into the European system. Not only did they try and turn the Mayan civilization into Catholicism, they also tried to eliminate the whole entire population. The other side is the peasant revolt. The occur of the peasant revolt was due to the fact that the priests were mistreating the peasants, making them work 24 hours of the day, and not feed them. The second theory is the Ecological theory, which states that the Mayan civilization collapsed due to natural causes.
Hamlet depicts devastating consequences of when such an event occurs. The common fear for many Elizabethans was that a monarch such as Henry VIII would take the throne again – someone who had no regards for morals, which resulted in the divorce of two wives; the execution of two wives as well as excommunication from the Catholic Church. In fulfilling his aims, he shook the foundations of Catholicism in England to their core. I believe the role of Claudius in Hamlet is an analogy to the reign of Henry VIII. Both were involved in incestuous marriages between their sister in-laws, and committed murder due to their greed; in Henry’s case it was for his longing for an heir, and in Claudius’s it was due to his