31 introduction the discovery of the new world in 1492 was one of the most important events in world history over the next two hundred years, the world underwent a rapid transformation in various areas of knowledge: geography, demographics, botany, anthropology, and history european nations were also changed. Nearly 30 years after columbus first landed in the new world in 1492 ce hernan cortes began his conquest of the aztec empire in 1519 ce fernando pizarro, another spanish conquistador is credited with the victory over the incan empire, beginning his conquest in 1528 ce, less than 10 years after cortes defeated the.
On november 15th 1532, 168 spanish conquistadors arrive in the holy city of cajamarca, at the heart of the inca empire, in peru they are from pizarro's home town of trujillo, jared diamond pieces together the story of the spaniards' victory over the inca, tracing the invisible hand of geography on the surface, the.
This spanish conquistador conquered the incas, this myth fueled the conquest, and the incas were storing this learn more facts about the incan empire for four years, a bloody civil war raged over the empire and in 1532 atahualpa emerged victorious it was at this precise moment, when the empire. Just before francisco pizarro arrived in south american in 1532, the inca empire covered 350000 square miles and boasted a million inhabitants yet pizarro managed to take down this vast, powerful and advanced bureaucracy with only 168 men find out how and learn about the inca on this episode.
In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, smallpox killed emperors of japan and burma, as well as kings and queens of europe, thereby altering dynasties, control of countries, and alliances (2) earlier, the successful conquest of mexican aztec and peruvian inca empires by a handful of spanish conquistadors led by.
Voiceover: 168 spaniards attacked the imperial army of the incas in the highlands of peru before the voiceover: for two years, a band of spanish conquistadors has been traveling in search of gold and glory they're not after all, pizarro started out as a rather ordinary person, and trujillo here is a rather ordinary town. Through selected readings and discussion activities students will further their understanding regarding the clash of spanish and incan society by creating newspapers detailing the events, people, and places during the spanish conquest of the incan empire grade 9 nc essential standards for world history • wh24.