Compare And Contrast The Conquest Of Mexico

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The conquest of Mexico. The Conquest of Mexico started a new era in era in the world; it led to further exploration of the Americas and the creation of European colonies in America. The Aztec empire had a population at about 25 million, and it was a military state. The Spanish had about 5000 men they were able to defeat them. There were three key points that helped Cortez to conquer the Valley of Mexico. Numerous diseases such as smallpox reduced the Aztecs numbers and with help of local tribes’ enemies of the Aztecs they were able to push back. Another advantage was the use of better weapons such as steel swords, and armor plates. Cortez ambitious led him to explore the Yucatan cost in search for gold and silver. Throughout the Mexican

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