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Did Cortez conquer the Aztecs by himself?
September 12, 2011 8:36PM
Yes, he did conquer the Aztecs by himself
Well, he did have an army with him.
Some factors that helped him:
-He was welcomed by the Aztec emperor, who later was taken prisoner by him
-A lot of them died because of the new diseases from Europe
-He raised an army adding every culture oppressed by the Aztecs
-Hi had superior firepower and tactics: as Tenochtitlan city was founded over a lake with only a few bridges as connection to mainland he sieged the city until everyone died of starvation.