Kevdragon wrote: Casting further afield I wonder how Aztec/Olmec/Inca cultures would compare against the west.
Kevdragon wrote:I did hear that the Spanish were aided by lots of local tribes against the Aztecs, who obviously had a few axes to grind! What has always astonished me is how a band of gold seeking adventures who would have endured months of the rigours of sea travel (scury, poor supply chain) and on alien soil thousands of miles from home managed to be one of the main instigators in the downfall of one of the worlds major empires. True they had superior weaponry and inadvertenly had biological weapons (smallpox and std I believe that raged through a population with no natural immunities.) But if you looked at the events from a strtegic viewpont the Aztecs should have fended off the europeans with ease.
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