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Historical Warrior Illustration Series Part XVIII
Inca warriors, ca. 1500 AD. The Inca empire, called Tawantinsuyu (Kichwa for "The Four Quarters"), was formed largely out of cultural conquest and the sheer size of the military rather than any tactical excellence. This deficiency would come back to haunt the Incas when Pizarro's band of a few hundred men quickly routed an unprepared Incan army of 7000 men, most of whom were unarmed and almost none of whom were arrayed for battle.
Inca Government : A brief on ancient Inca Goverment System
The Emperor held the highest positions, underneath him are 4 provincial governments held by noblemen and a there was a federal government. Incas had to pay tax in a system called "mita" which was a labor tax, it was successful. The Incas had a modern government organization created by Pachacuti, an emperor.
Inca gold finish sculpture
Inca gold finish sculpture. At its largest, the empire joined Peru, large parts of modern Ecuador, western and south central Bolivia, northwest Argentina, north and central Chile and a small part of southern Colombia into a state comparable to the historical empires of Eurasia. Its official language was Quechua.