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Incas

  1. 1. The Incas
  2. 2. Location <ul><li>Developed in the Andes Mountains </li></ul>
  3. 3. Modern-day countries include <ul><li>Primarily Peru and northern Chile </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller areas in southern Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, and northwestern Argentina </li></ul>
  4. 4. Important Cities <ul><li>Cuzco, capital </li></ul><ul><li>Machu Picchu </li></ul>
  5. 5. Government <ul><li>Ruled by an emperor with absolute power </li></ul><ul><li>Direct rule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government arranged marriage. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Citizens must have passes for travel. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government controlled harvest. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conquered people were forced to adopt Incan ways. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Economy <ul><li>Based on high-altitude agriculture (potatoes, beans, squash, peanut, cotton, llamas, guinea pigs, and alpacas) </li></ul><ul><li>Use of terrace-farms </li></ul>
  7. 7. Religion <ul><li>Polytheism </li></ul><ul><li>Chief god, the sun god </li></ul>
  8. 8. Achievements <ul><li>Kept records on quipus, a system of knotted strings </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated themselves to be superb engineers </li></ul><ul><li>Created vast network of roads linking entire empire </li></ul>

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