Inca Empire (jan 1, 1438 – jan 1, 1533)
During the early 15th Century one particular group of people known as the Inca lived in the Andes mountains of South America and managed to grow quite powerful due to a seemingly large amount of resources that were available to them. Exports of llamas, potatoes, and maze to neighboring people eventually caused these Inca to form a kingdom in Cusco, in modern-day Peru.
In 1438 a man by the name of Pachacuti became King of Cusco and his rule began a far-reaching expansion. Initially messengers would be sent out to nearby cities and villages detailing the benefits of an alliance. The ruler's children would then be invited to come to learn Inca administration and beliefs fully indoctrinating them as the Inca Empire began to grow. Military force was also used at times and after some significant battles with other small empires nearby, the Inca soon became the dominant power over much of the South American West Coast, constructing great cities including Machu Picchu.
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