While the Incan people may have had a whole empire behind them and the Spaniards only over a hundred soldiers, they were still able to invade and destroy the Inca society, this is due to many things. First off, the Spanish people had more effective weapons, this included guns but also steel swords. The Inca people had weapons made of stone whereas the Spanish had access to steel to make more effective weaponry. Secondly, the Spanish people had horses which caused for a great advantage over the Incans. The horses allowed for quick movement but also a more dominant fighting position when in combat with an Incan. Lastly, the Spanish used the element of surprise to attack the empire, when they first arrived they pretended to be friends to the Incas, the Incan people made the mistake of not seeing them as a threat.
Effects of the Spanish Conquering the Inca
After the Spanish invaded and successfully conquered the Inca, there were many effects visibly see in the aftermath. First off the Incan leader was captured by the Spanish people and used to their advantage until no longer needed. Second, small pox were now passed around the Incan people. Why did only the Incan people get small pox? This was due to the fact that the Spanish were exposed to domestic animals, the thing that infected people, while the Inca people were not. The most obvious effect of the invasion was that the Inca Empire was conquered and now belonged to the hands of the Spanish people who so brutally invaded and conquered it.
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