The Inca as Conquerers


"The early 1400's saw rapid expansion of the Inca empire. The Inca rule was extended to present day Columbia in the north and to Chile in the south. It is believed that the Inca's conquests for the most part, were not as brutal as most conquering nations. The Incas insisted that those they conquered accept 'Inti', the Sun, as their main god and pay homage to the Inca leaders. However, they were not forced to renounce their own gods. They were required to learn to speak Quecha but they could continue to speak this in conjunction with their own language."

(Original historical resource entitled "Taxation and the Incas" by Pedro de Cieza de Leon.)

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