Was the Inca Empire in the Andes?

The Inca first appeared in the Andes region during the 12th century A.D. and gradually built a massive kingdom through the military strength of their emperors.

What did the Incas built in the Andes?

They developed resilient breeds of crops such as potatoes, quinoa and corn. They built cisterns and irrigation canals that snaked and angled down and around the mountains. And they cut terraces into the hillsides, progressively steeper, from the valleys up the slopes.

What race were the Incas?

The Inca Civilization

The Incas were a civilization in South America formed by ethnic Quechua people also known as Amerindians.

Why were the Incas so successful?

The Incas had a centrally planned economy, perhaps the most successful ever seen. Its success was in the efficient management of labor and the administration of resources they collected as tribute. Collective labor was the base for economic productivity and for the creation of social wealth in the Inca society.

What happened to the Incas?

Atahualpa offered the Spaniards enough gold to fill the room he was imprisoned in, and twice that amount of silver. The Incas fulfilled this ransom. … In 1572 the last Inca stronghold was discovered, and the last ruler, Túpac Amaru, Manco’s son, was captured and executed, bringing the Inca empire to an end.

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