2. The Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire

IB History: 2. The Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire

In 1533 the Inca Empire was the largest in the world. However, when Francisco Pizarro arrived in 1530 from Peru with just 180 men and 27 horses he was made to able take advantage of certain weaknesses within the empire which, alongside superior weapons and tactics, allowed him to sweep away the Incas in little more than a generation.Guiding questions:Who were the Incas and how did they gain influence in the region?

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