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Spanish Confrontation with the Incas

Note: For some reason, a problem in loading this video occurs. If that happens, go instead to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znk_vAbukQI This video shows a recreation - based on Spanish accounts - of the capture of the Inca king in what is now Peru by a small band of Spaniards under Pizarro in 1532. The Spaniards were being held in a palace of the king and were vastly outnumbered when the king and his large entourage came calling. However, they hatched a military strategy which ended with the capture of the king. As depicted, the Spaniards had technological superiority in the form of guns and steel swords. But they also had literacy - which the confrontation demonstrates - an invaluable tool for organization and transmission of knowledge, military or otherwise.
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