The Conquest of Mexico and Peru
This paper analyzes both conquests in detail, finding what both generals had in common — that they took the advantage of the internal conflicts between the natives of the respective lands and used it to make their allies.
An analysis of the leadership of Hernan Cortes and Francisco Pizarro in the 16th century. It describes in detail the conquests, focusing on various regions such as Dona Marina, countryman Geronimo de Aguilar and the Spanish governor of Cuba, Diego Velaquez.
“The Spanish conquest of Mexico started from the year 1519, when the Spanish conqueror Corte’s started his battle to conquest the land and to take away the wealth for the Spanish empire. Hernan (also Hernando or Fernando) Cortes was from a family of minor nobility. He gained respect in later years by participating in the conquest of Cuba with Diego Velazquez, the future governor. The army of Hernn Cortes consisted of around 500 Spanish soldiers and sailors, 16 horses and fourteen cannons to terrorize the Mexicans. They were given a war welcome by the native Totanic Indians.”